After compiling a 1-11 record at the 2008 FIVB World
League, South Korea got off to a great start at this year's competition by
beating a strong Argentine side 3-2 in their first match on Saturday.
The win will give Korea confidence heading into their
second match against Argentina on Sunday, although the visitors will look to
put pressure on the hosts using their height and power advantages.
Korea will be hoping to get more from their opposite attacker
Park Chul-Woo, who was not in good condition in the first match. Should he
perform better in the rematch, Korea may very well be able to pull off
successive triumphs and emerge as a dark horse in Pool B.
Suwon Indoor Gymnasium was packed with 4,800 spectators
at the first match and more spectators are expected to fill the arena Sunday
following the victory.