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South Korea' s Son Heung-min speaks during a news conferenceReuters

South Korea will take on Belgium in a Group H clash of the 2014 Fifa World Cup at Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo on Thursday.

Where to Watch Live

The kick-off is set for 9pm BST. Live coverage is on ITV 1. Live Radio commentary will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


South Korea have given themselves a mountain to climb and even that may not be enough to get them through to the knockout stages. The Asian team must beat Belgium and hope that Russia and Algeria play out a draw for them to progress.

Hong Myung-Bo's men have been defensively unstable, even though they have managed to score a few goals. He will have no choice but to go on full attack against Belgium, who might take it a bit easy since they have already qualified for the last 16.

Belgium's national football players (R to L) Marouane Fellaini, Laurent Ciman, Eden Hazard, Anthony Vanden Borre and Divock OrigiReuters

Meanwhile, Belgium come into the match as group winners. The result will not make a difference to them. However, they will surely want to go into the knockout phase high on confidence with a big win under their belt. Their victories thus far have not been convincing enough for the amount of talent on display.

Marc Wilmots is sure to ring in the changes and give the likes of Adnan Januzaj and Kevin Mirallas a start. Even 19-year-old Divock Origi might be in line for his first start for the senior team.

What Managers Say

Hong Myung-Bo (South Korea): The defence wasn't what it should have been; our players were not up to standard. They weren't concentrating and didn't defend well, but we still have one game left and I want my players to recover well. We will now do our best to the very end of the competition. That's the only option we have left."

Marc Wilmots (Belgium): "Our focus is on the second round, I just want that first place. Whether we play Germany now or later, what's the difference? For all we know, Germany might still finish second in its group."


South Korea 1 - 3 Belgium

Betting Odds (Bwin)

South Korea: 15/4

Belgium: 13/18

Draw: 13/5

Team Form

South Korea

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L D L L W
  • Last Result: South Korea 2 – 4 Algeria


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W W W
  • Last Result: Belgium 1 – 0 Russia

Team News

South Korea

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

Probable Lineup: Jung Sung-ryong; Lee Yong, Yoon Sukyoung, Kim Young-gwon, Hong Jeong-ho; Ki Sung-yueng, Han Kookyoung, Lee Chung-young, Son Heung-min, Koo Ja-cheol; Park Chu-young.


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

Probable Lineup: Courtois; Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Kompany, Vertonghen; Witsel, Fellaini, De Bruyne; Januzaj, Mirallas, Origi