Ryan Giggs
Great Britain captain Ryan Giggs is looking to help make up for international disappointment with Wales with a positive showing at the Olympics. Reuters

Great Britain take on giant-killers South Korea in the last quarter-final of the men's football event at the London Olympics 2012, with the hosts in confident mood after their strong showing against Uruguay. Stuart Pearce's men were tipped to face a difficult time against the South Americans, whose attack duo of Liverpool's Luis Suarez and Napoli's Edinson Cavani were expected to shine.

The Uruguayans, however, were completely outplayed by a young and enthusiastic Team GB. Welshman Aaron Ramsey orchestrated the midfield wonderfully and will look to do the same against the South Koreans. Fortunately for Pearce, the midfield is his strongest area, with Manchester United's Tom Cleverly and Swansea City's Joe Allen also in the frame for action at some point. The key for the hosts will be to gain control of the centre of the park and dictate the game.

The hosts' skipper, Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs, has been declared fit to start the game and will be crucial in marshalling the on-field attacking talents of Liverpool's Craig Bellamy and Chelsea's Daniel Sturridge.

The only problem Pearce will have to contend with is in defence, which lacks experience and depth. The fleet-footed South Korean forward line of Park Chu-young and Kim Hyun-sung could present the British team with quite a few problems. Fortunately, while he may not have a strong back four, Pearce does have a goalkeeper in good form - Birmingham City's Jack Butland.

The South Koreans have drawn two of their three games so far and will need to ensure they progress tonight with as little fuss as possible. As for this match, their key man must be Park Chu-young of Arsenal; his poor performances for the Gunners have not been reflected in his wonderful display for the national team so far this tournament. Park scored the opening goal in the 2-1 group stage win over Switzerland.

The winner of tonight's game will face Brazil or Honduras, who meet in the third quarter-final at St James' Park.

Probable Line-Up

Team GB: Butland; Taylor, Richards, Caulker, Bertrand; Ramsey, Allen, Cleverley; Giggs, Sturridge, Bellamy

South Korea: Jung Sung-Ryong; Chang-Soo Kim, Young-Gwon Kim, Seok-Ho Hwang, Suk-Young Yun; Koo Ja-Cheol, Ki Sung-Yueng, Kim Bo-Kyung, Jong-Woo Park, Sung-Dong Baek; Park Chu-Young

Where to Watch Live

You can watch the action live from 7.30 pm on BBC One and BBC One HD. A live stream of the match will be available for the BBC Sports Web site and live updates can also be found on the London 2012 Olympics' official Web site.