The 17th match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup will have Russia facing Korea Republic on the 17th day of June at Arena Pantanal, a stadium that is located in Cuiaba city. The two teams are both in group H and this game is a very crucial one since it is the determining factor as to which team will make it to the next level.
Belgium which also part of this group has the high chances of finish the group matches at the of the table.
To therefore clinch the second position in the group table that will enable them get to the quarter finals, one of the team has to win this match. Both the teams will be struggling for the very important 3 points in this match.
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Russia vs South Korea: Match Preview
Come the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament, Russia will be the country hosting this global event. It is the team currently being managed by Fabio Capello who led England during the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament in South Africa.
The coach from research has been of great impact to Russia. The team has always been considered to have a defence that is very weak. However, it should not at all cost be underrated this time round.
The only major challenge Russia will be facing in this match is the climatic condition of Brazil which is totally different from theirs. During the pre-word cup warm up matches, Russia secured victory over Morocco and Slovakia and its match against Norway ended up in a 1-1 draw.
This is the 8th time Korea Republic has qualified for the world cup consecutively. During the 2002 World Cup, Republic of Korea recorded the best performance ever by making it to the semifinal stages of the tournament.
The teams has always for years now played a very much organized game. During the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa, they managed to reach the knockout stages of the tournament. The team will make it hard form other teams, Russia included, of the group.
During its friendly matches before the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Korea Republic lost to Ghana and Tunisia. Korea has got quality players that are well known for their speed moves and the energy they bring to the game. With all this in place, they will make life very difficult for Russia.
Russia vs South Korea: Top Gamers
Despite, Roman Shirokov, the captain of Russia, being left out due to an injury, Russia will rely on the skills of Alexander Kokorin who is a very powerful striker. Igor Akinfeev is the other player who when combine efforts with Alexander will pose as a very big threat against Korea Republic.
Korea Republic will have to rely on its young and talented star Ki Sung Yuens the midfielder and Koo Ja Cheol who is the captain of the team. The pair will play a very crucial role for the team as far as winning this match is taken into considerations.
Russia vs South Korea: Other Facts
Russia and Korea Republic have ever faced each other only once. During this match, Russia won. The total number of goals scored are 3 Russia leading with 2.
This is going to be a very tough match for both Russia and Korea. It a do or die kind of match. The two goalkeepers will be subjected to greater pressure. Akinfeev who is the number one player of Russia will be a savior to the team. The match will end 2-1 in favor of Russia.