South Korea’s Penguins Have World Cup Soccer Fever

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South Korea has discovered an outside weapon from within its soccer fan base: webbed feet.

The republic’s Everland Aquarium has named its 11-penguin roster for the 2010 World Cup. Robbed of their right to fly, the birds are showing off their soccer skills on a miniature makeshift exhibit.

“We formed a group of penguin supporters, hoping that our South Korean team will go to the next round at the World Cup,” said their trainer, Lee Kwang-hee, to Reuters.

South Korea is making its 24th appearance in the World Cup, but has only won four games in the history of the competition. Sports Illustrated ranks the June 12 opener against Greece as the South Koreans’ key match of the tournament, as they’ll need a fast start to gain points among a .

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