South Korea penguins play football match

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Penguins at a South Korean aquarium are in training for the upcoming 2010 World Cup.

At the Everland aquarium one hour outside of Seoul, 11 penguins, wearing South Korean kits, showed off their kicking skills and teamwork.

"We have formed a group of 'Penguin Supporters', hoping that our South Korean team will go to the next round at the World Cup finals in South Africa," said 33-year-old trainer Lee Kwang-hee.

South Korea is grouped with Argentina, Nigeria and Greece in Group B in the World Cup finals this year. It is their seventh consecutive finals berth.

The South Korean team reached the semi-finals in the 2002 World Cup co-hosted by Japan and South Korea.

Korean supporters, who call themselves the "Red Devils" show their support for the team by wearing the team colour, red.