The South Korean full-back kicks-off his campaign against Togo in Group G at 2pm this afternoon.
Young-Pyo will come up against Vogel, his former team-mate at PSV Eindhoven, when South Korea take on Switzerland in the final group match on June 23.
The pair were together at PSV for three seasons Ã¢â‚¬â€œ including a run to the Champions League semi-final in 2004-05 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ before Young-Pyo moved to Spurs and Vogel switched to Italy and AC Milan last summer.
They will now face each other, France and Togo in Germany.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“There is no weak team in the World Cup,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Young-Pyo. Ã¢â‚¬Å“France is one of the world's best teams, Switzerland have a very good organisation and never lose a match by many goals and Togo must be strong to qualify.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“One of my best friends is with Switzerland, Johann Vogel, who plays for AC Milan and I played with him at PSV.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I think we will play against Switzerland for second place. It's 50-50.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our target has to be to get to the knockout stages. I'm very positive because we played in the semi-final of the last World Cup and that is very advantageous for us, that will help us.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Lee Young-Pyo suspects he could be heading for a World Cup showdown with his great friend Johann Vogel in Germany.