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

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South Korea will take on Algeria in a Group H clash of the 2014 Fifa World Cup at Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 8pm BST. Live coverage is on ITV. Radio commentary of the game is available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


South Korea come into the game after a dire draw against Russia, but will want to get the three points, to improve their chances of making the last 16. This game is overly crucial as they will face the Belgians in the last group game.

Hong Myong-Bo will have to decide on whether to retain misfiring striker Park Chu-Young or to bring in Lee Keun-Ho, who came off the bench to score against the Russians.

Algeria's national football team players attend a training session at the Beira-Rio stadium in Porto Alegre Reuters

Meanwhile, the Algerians will hope to get a win against their more experienced opponents, after having led the game for 70 minutes against Belgium. They have showed that they are not afraid and are willing to take the game to their opponents.

Vahid Halilhodzic will know that his team still has a chance to go through to the knockout phase for the first time having got the toughest match in the group out of the way. The coach will stick with the same players who took the game to the Belgians. Sofiane Feghouli will be the key player for the Algerians. His speed and creativity could cause trouble to the inexperienced South Korean defence.

What Managers Say

Hong Myong-Bo (South Korea): "I can't predict the result; but what I can say is that we're going to play to win, because we absolutely have to win to hope to reach the next round. We want to score first...our players are going to try to convert [chances], but we'll have to be patient. We're going to have opportunities - the key to the game will be if we can convert these into goals."

Vahid Halilhodzic (Algeria): "Now is not the time for crying, this match is decisive. The South Korean team is basically better than the Algerian team, so it won't be easy, I won't change my tactics because we have been defeated by one of the major teams in the World Cup."


South Korea 1 - 2 Algeria

Betting Odds (Bwin)

South Korea: 5/4

Algeria: 21/10

Draw: 23/10

Team Form

South Korea

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D L L W L
  • Last Result: Russia 1 – 1 South Korea


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L W W W W
  • Last Result: Belgium 2 – 1 Algeria

Team News

South Korea

  • Injured: Ha Dae-sung (foot)
  • 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: Mbolhi; Bougherra, Ghoulam, Halliche, Medjani; Bentaleb, Feghouli, Mahrez, Mostefa, Taider; Soudani