Fabio Capello’s side will be looking to open their campaign on a winning note (AFP)
Russia take on Korea Republic for their World Cup opening clash at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba. The clash will be the last match of the first round of matches played in the group stage. Belgium snatched a 2-1 win against Algeria to go on top of Group H, which means both sides will be desperate to pick up the points.
You can watch the live streaming of the Russia vs Korea Republic match in India at livsports.in and for the viewers in USA, you can watch the match on Espn.go.com. Football lovers can watch the live telecast of this match at Sony Six TV Channel.
RUSSIA VS KOREA REPUBLIC MATCH FACTS
South Korea’s best finish at a World Cup was fourth place in 2002 on home soil. They became the first Asian side to reach the semi-finals after a run that saw them defeat Portugal, Italy and Spain before falling to Germany in the last four.
After the break up the Soviet Union, Russia have appeared at two World Cup finals, failing to make it out of the group stage in 1994 and 2002.
South Korea have won their last three World Cup openers, beating Poland 1-0 in 2002, Togo 2-1 in 2006 and Greece 2-1 in 2010.
Russia finished an impressive 2014 qualifying campaign top of a group that also included Portugal.
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Modified Date: June 18, 2014 2:52 AM