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The World United Through Football Tuesday, 17th June

Group Match - All Square in Cuiaba

Group H

Travel to Russia Russia vs Travel to South Korea South Korea in Cuiaba.

Match Preview

Russia and South Korea have never met in a World Cup Finals before; although they did play an international friendly match, at the Zabeel Stadium in Dubai, last November.

Fabio Capello's Russia side won that game (2:1), with goals from Fyodr Smolov and Dmitri Tarasov; after Kim Shin-Wook had given South Korea the lead in the 6th minute.

The Match

After an uneventful first-half, the game in Cuiaba looked like it was heading for a nil-nil draw.

Half-time: Russia 0 - South Korea 0

Goalscorers 0:1
Fabio Capello's goalkeeper training on Rob Green seemed to have an effect on Igor Akinfeev, as the Russian goalkeeper fumbled the a speculative attempt from the South Korean substitute, Keun-Ho Lee, in the 68 minute.

Goalscorers 1:1
Russian substitute, Aleksandr Kerzhakov, managed to save his blushes six minutes later.

Thanks to the substitutes, Russia and South Korea managed to score a goal each and share the points.

Final Score: Russia 1 - South Korea 1

0:1 - Keun-Ho Lee (68 mins)
1:1 - Aleksandr Kerzhakov (74 mins)


Travel to Russia Russia:
1-Igor Akinfeev; 22-Andrei Yeshchenko, 4-Sergei Ignashevich, 14-Vasili Berezutski, 23-Dmitri Kombarov; 20-Viktor Fayzulin, 8-Denis Glushakov, 18-Yuri Zhirkov; 19-Alexander Samedov, 9-Aleksandr Kokorin, 17-Oleg Shatov.

Travel to South Korea South Korea: 1-Sung-Ryong Jung; 12-Yong Lee, 5-Young-Gwon Kim, 20- Jeong-Ho Hong, 3-Suk-Young Yun; 16-Sung-Yueng Ki, 14-Kook-Young Han, 17-Chung-Yong Lee, 13-Ja-Cheol Koo; 10-Chu-Young Park, 9-Heung-Min Son.

2014 World Cup Referees Referee: Nestor Pitana - Argentina Travel to Argentina

Yellow Cards 3 yellow cards:
13 mins - Heung-Min Son (South Korea)
49 mins - Oleg Shatov (Russia)
90 mins - Ja-Cheol Koo (South Korea)

Travel to Belgium Belgium vs Algeria Travel to Algeria

The Road to Rio

2014 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.

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First Round

Thursday, 12th June
Brazil vs Croatia

Friday, 13th June
Chile vs Australia
Mexico vs Cameroon
Spain vs Netherlands

Saturday, 14th June
Colombia vs Greece
Côte d'Ivoire vs Japan
England vs Italy
Uruguay vs Costa Rica

Sunday, 15th June
Argentina vs Bosnia
France vs Honduras
Switzerland vs Ecuador

Monday, 16th June
Germany vs Portugal
Ghana vs USA
Iran vs Nigeria

Tuesday, 17th June
Belgium vs Algeria
Brazil vs Mexico
Russia vs South Korea

Wednesday, 18th June
Australia vs Netherlands
Cameroon vs Croatia
Spain vs Chile

Thursday, 19th June
Colombia vs Côte d'Ivoire
Japan vs Greece
Uruguay vs England

Friday, 20th June
Honduras vs Ecuador
Italy vs Costa Rica
Switzerland vs France

Saturday, 21st June
Argentina vs Iran
Germany vs Ghana
Nigeria vs Bosnia

Sunday, 22nd June
Belgium vs Russia
South Korea vs Algeria
USA vs Portugal

Monday, 23rd June
Australia vs Spain
Cameroon vs Brazil
Croatia vs Mexico
Netherlands vs Chile

Tuesday, 24th June
Costa Rica vs England
Greece vs Côte d'Ivoire
Italy vs Uruguay
Japan vs Colombia

Wednesday, 25th June
Bosnia vs Iran
Ecuador vs France
Honduras vs Switzerland
Nigeria vs Argentina

Thursday, 26th June
Algeria vs Russia
Portugal vs Ghana
South Korea vs Belgium
USA vs Germany

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