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Russia
Members of Russia's national football team listen to their coach Fabio Capello (C)Reuters

Russia will take on South Korea in the second match of Group H in the 2014 Fifa World Cup at the Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, on Tuesday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 11pm BST. Live coverage is on BBC. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Overview

Russia are making an appearance in the World Cup after a gap of 12 years. They last played in the tournament hosted by their opponents in South Korea and Japan. The Russians managed to qualify for the World Cup ahead of a much fancied Portugal.

However, manager Fabio Capello isn't expecting miracles. Russia have been playing an exciting brand of football under him and have some youngsters to watch out for. Aleksandr Kokorin and Alan Dzagoev are touted as the future of Russian football.

South Korea
South Korea's national football team coach Hong Myung-bo (2nd L) talks to the players during a training sessionReuters

Meanwhile, South Korea come into the World Cup in dreadful form after losing four of their last five games. They will be hoping that their European based players can step up and help them progress in the tournament.

Hong Myung-Bo, who captained South Korea to the semi-finals in the 2002 World Cup, will be hoping for a successful tournament as coach of the team. He has a slightly inexperienced squad with a few talents who can make a difference. Bayer Leverkusen player Son Heung-min is one to watch out for in the South Korea lineup.

What Managers Say

Fabio Capello (Russia): "The important thing about this tournament is that Russia is in a World Cup after 12 years. That was an important step. We need this experience to understand the world level of football. This will give us great experience for 2018 but will also prepare us for the next European Championships, not just the World Cup at home."

Hong Myung-bo (South Korea): "It seems like there are a lot of goals scored in the first half, since our players are young. We are mainly focusing on concentration. We had a lot of video meetings, looked at how they play, and of course they are a lot taller than we are. So it's something we are taking into consideration."

Team Form

Russia

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W D WW W
  • Last result: Russia 2 – 0 Morocco

South Korea

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L L W L L
  • Last result: Ghana 4 – 0 South Korea

Russia

  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible Lineup: Akinfeev; Anyukov, Ignashevich, Berezutskiy, Kombarov; Denisov, Shirokov; Samedov, Zhirkov, Dzagoev; Kokorin.

South Korea

  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible lineup: Jung Sung-Ryong; Lee Yong, Hong Jeong-ho, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Chang-soo; Park Jong-woo, Ki Sung-yeung; Lee Chung-yong, Koo Ja-cheol, Son Heung-min; Park Chu-young.

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