Algeria Vs Korea Republic, Group H - Live Score



Korea Republic Algeria

Korea Republic vs Algeria, Group H, FIFA World Cup 2014

Korea Republic: Qualifying for the eight consecutive World Cup finals should be morale lifting for Korea Republic. The only Asian nation to reach semi-finals in 2002, Korea Republic features themselves along with Belgium, Algeria and Russia in Group H in this World Cup. Korea Republic would like to better their record of the previous edition where they were knocked out in round of 16. Ja-cheol and goalkeeper Jung Sung-Ryong are the key players for the Reds.

Algeria: They are expected to bow out of the tournament without a point but for Algerians the 2014 world cup is a tournament of hope and pride. At the 2010 event, they held   a poor England side to a draw so they just might look to play spoilers for other team. They have a reputation of lacklustre performances at major finals after constant qualifications to these tournaments.


Total Matches Played: 1

Korea Republic: 1 Win, Algeria 0 Win, 0 Draw


(181 Mins)

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(176 Mins)

Algeria will go into their final match against Russia knowing that a draw should be enough to see them through to the last 16 for the first time in their history.

(173 Mins)

South Korea pay a high price for their horrific first half and come away from Porto Alegre empty-handed. They will need a miracle to get out of the group stages now.

(172 Mins)

The Desert Foxes have made history. Algeria have recorded their first World Cup victory since 1982 putting four goals past Jung Sung-ryong.

(172 Mins)

FULL-TIME - Algeria 4 - 2 South Korea

(170 Mins)

Son Heung-min brings down a ball in the middle of the box, before clashing with an Algerian defender. He appeals for a penalty, but the referee waves to play on.

(169 Mins)

Korea are passing the ball around, but they have no urgency coming forward. They might have just given up hope now.

(167 Mins)

There will be four minutes of added time.

(167 Mins)

Algeria are very solid in defence and it seems like they will be able to hang on to this historic result.

(166 Mins)

Halilhodzic makes a final change. Belkalem comes off the bench to take the place of Bougherra.

(165 Mins)

Mbolhi makes a spectacular flying save to tip the ball over the bar.

(164 Mins)

Wasted opportunity. Son Heung-min curls it straight into the wall and the ball is then easily cleared by the Algerian defence.

(163 Mins)

Korea have a free kick 20 metres out. This could be a great chance to get back into the game. Son Heung-min is lining up to take it.

(161 Mins)

We are back underway and Korea are on the front foot again. Time is running out and they need two goals to clinch a crucial point.

(161 Mins)

The game has stopped as Slimani is lying down on the ground suffering from cramps.

(159 Mins)

Kim Shin-wook is making the most of his impressive height to win the air battle with the Algerian defenders up front.

(158 Mins)

Koo Ja-cheol scores Koreas second goal with an easy tap-in.

(156 Mins)

Ghilas receives a great cross whipped in from the left flank and sends an header towards goal. The ball goes blazing over the bar.

(155 Mins)

Substitution for South Korea as Jung Sung-ryong tries to add more pace in midfield. Ji Dong-won comes off the bench to replace Han Kook-young

(155 Mins)

Lacen takes the place of Brahimi.

(153 Mins)

We are just under 15 minutes away from full-time but this game seems far from being over. More surprises on their way?

(153 Mins)

Ghilas has come on for goal-scorer Djabou

(150 Mins)

Just as they seemed to be completely dead, the Koreans hit back again. Lee Keun-Ho picks up a loose ball on the left hand side of the box and squares it to Koo Ja-cheol. The striker just needs to tap it into the back of the net for the easiest of goals.

(149 Mins)

Algeria 4 -2 South Korea (Koo Ja-cheol)

(146 Mins)

Han Kook-young receives a yellow card for a late challenge.

(145 Mins)

Brahimi adds a fourth goal to put Algeria in a very comfortable position. The Desert Foxes are the first African team to find the back of the net four times in a single World Cup game. History in the making.

(144 Mins)

Bougherra is booked after making a dangerous tackle on Son Heung-min.

(143 Mins)

Star striker Son Heung-min scored the goal the gave Korea the illusion of coming back into this game.

(141 Mins)

Second substitution for the Koreans. Lee Chung-yong is replaced by Lee Keun-Ho.

(139 Mins)

Having struggled for 15 minutes, the Algerians hit on the counter attack. Brahimi plays a one-two with Feghouli on the edge of the box before thumping a low drive through Jung Sung-ryongs legs. Have they finally put this game to bed?

(139 Mins)

Algeria 4 - 1 South Korea (Brahimi)

(137 Mins)

Chance for South Korea. Ki Sung-yueng fires a beautiful curling drive 30 metres away from goal. The ball is heading straight into the top corner, but Mbolhi pulls off an incredible flying save to push it away.

(135 Mins)

Kim Shin-wook comes on for Park Chu-young. Hong Myung-bo inserts fresh forces up front, sensing that the Algerian defence is starting to be a bit tired.

(134 Mins)

After a nightmarish first half, the South Koreans have come back to life. They come forward strongly hoping to salvage something from this game.

(132 Mins)

Son Heung-min releases a powerful strike to score a crucial goal and hand Korea a lifeline.

(131 Mins)

Lee Yong is the first man to go into the referees book after hacking down Slimani at the halfway line.

(130 Mins)

Chance for Korea. Koo Ja-cheol is left unmarked in the middle of the box and can get a free header away. His effort is poor, but it would not have counted anyway as the flag was up.

(128 Mins)

The game is on. Son Heung-min makes a run into the Algerian backline to collect a brilliant long pass. He controls the ball, makes a nice turn and sends it through Mbolhis legs.

(127 Mins)

Algeria 3 - 1 South Korea (Son Heung-min)

(126 Mins)

Ki Sung-yueng sends a low sliding cross into the box, but the ball is cleared away by the Algerian defence.

(125 Mins)

South Korea have a free kick from a dangerous position.

(124 Mins)

South Korea have come back onto the pitch with a more attacking mindset. They need to step up the quality of their passing, though, if they want to trouble their opponents.

(123 Mins)

We are back underway. There has been no substitutions at half time.

(119 Mins)

Slimani clips the ball over Jung Sung-ryong to hand Algeria a deserved lead.

(115 Mins)

Algeria have run riot in the first half. If they can add another goal after the break they will become the first African team to score four times in a World Cup match.

(109 Mins)

Algeria have taken a comfortable three-goal lead over their opponents courtesy of goals from Slimani, Djabou and Halliche in the space of 12 minutes. Having been the most organised and quality-driven side on the pitch, the North Africans thoroughly deserve to be just 45 minutes away from an historic win. The South Koreans have been undermined by a cracking defence that has been leaving gaps all over the place.

(108 Mins)

HALF-TIME - Algeria 3 - 0 South Korea

(107 Mins)

The Koreans have no control over the game. They are struggling to string passes together and are leaving themselves exposed at the back. They need to make some serious improvements in the second half.

(105 Mins)

There will be two minutes of added time.

(104 Mins)

Algeria continue to burst forward with attacking intent. They want to keep the momentum going and possibly add more goals before half-time.

(102 Mins)

Djabou scores Algerias third goal to put the game beyond South Korea. If they can hold on to this result, the Desert Foxes will pick up their first World Cup win since 1982.

(100 Mins)

It is hard to see how the South Koreans can find a way back into this game now. Major tactical changes must be on their way.

(98 Mins)

Algeria exploit once again a shambolic Korean defence to add a third goal. Slimani picks out Djabou with a precise pass. The midfielder is left completely unmarked 10 metres off goal and can fire a low drive past Jung Sung-ryong.

(97 Mins)

Algeria 3 -0 South Korea (Djabou)

(96 Mins)

The South Koreans are stunned. They are struggling to hit back after conceding two goals in the space of 90 seconds. Algeria are on the front foot again looking to add a third goal.

(94 Mins)

Slimani beats two Korean defenders with a dazzling run before thumping the ball past Jung Sung-ryong.

(92 Mins)

A deafening noise echoes across the stadium as the Algerian fans are erupting in joy. What a start to the game for the Desert Foxes.

(91 Mins)

Slimani celebrates after putting Algeria in front. Algeria have not won a World Cup match since 1982, when the ‘Desert Foxes’ shocked the world by beating West Germany 2-1. Will they finally manage to get a win today?

(89 Mins)

The Algerians are running away with this game. Halliche is culpably left unmarked in the middle of the box on a corner kick and can smash a thundering header past Jung Sung-ryong. The keeper has to take part of the blame as he is caught in no mans land.

(88 Mins)

Algeria 2 - 0 South Korea (Halliche)

(87 Mins)

Slimani bursts through two South Korean defenders to get on the end of a looping through-ball. He collects the ball and knocks it over to beat an helpless Jung Sung-ryong.

(86 Mins)

Algeria 1 - 0 South Korea (Slimani)

(84 Mins)

The Koreans cannot match with the incredible pace of their opponents at the moment. It is hard to see how the Algerians can keep up this rhythm for 90 minutes though.

(83 Mins)

Son-Heung-min has been in top form this season. The 21-year-old scored 12 goals and picked up 7 assists for Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen

(81 Mins)

Slimani receives a looping cross from the right hand side, but he cannot bring the ball down and control it. It is a missed opportunity for the Algerian striker as no Korean defender was picking him up.

(79 Mins)

Slimani feeds the ball back to Djabou who is stationed on the edge of the box. He strikes the ball first-time, but his effort is poor and does nothing to trouble Jung Sung-ryong.

(77 Mins)

Son Heung-min makes a darting run into the Algerian area. The 21-year-old has been the most active player on his side.

(75 Mins)

The South Korean are starting to settle down after resisting a series of good Algerian attacks. They play out from the back, but they are not having great success in finding the lone striker with their long passes.

(72 Mins)

Brahimi appeals for a penalty after being brought down in the Korean box. It was a difficult call for the referee to make.

(71 Mins)

It has been rather scrappy in midfield so far. Both teams are finding it hard to string passes together and create credible scoring chances.

(69 Mins)

Slimani is on the end of a looping corner kick and can get a free header away. His effort is poor and the ball goes wide of the left hand post hitting the side-netting.

(68 Mins)

The South Koreans are struggling to keep hold of the ball and are giving away possession too easily. Algeria are once again coming forward strongly.

(66 Mins)

Once a solid centre-back, coach Hong Myung-bo played in four World Cups for South Korea. He also guided the Under-23 team to bronze at the London Olympics.

(64 Mins)

Algeria are appealing for a penalty. Kim Young-gwon makes a sliding tackle to clear the ball off the feet of Brahimi and catches the player. The referee waves to play on.

(63 Mins)

The free kick is not particularly well-taken and the ball goes straight into the wall.

(62 Mins)

Algeria have started the game on the front foot. Now they have a free kick in a promising position.

(61 Mins)

South Korean fans unfurled a giant flag while their national anthem was being played.

(60 Mins)

Were off. Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan blows the whistle and gets this game underway.

(55 Mins)

The Korean and Algerian fans are on their feet as the national anthems are being played. There is a fantastic atmosphere at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre.

(53 Mins)

Algeria - Starting Line-up: MBolhi; Mandi, Bougherra, Halliche, Mesbah; Medjani, Bentaleb; Feghouli, Brahimi, Djabou; Slimani.

(52 Mins)

South Korea - Starting Line-up: Jung; Yong, Hong, Kim, Yoon; Ki, Han, Lee, Koo; Park, Son.

(51 Mins)

Algeria were on the verge of pulling off one of the greatest upsets of this World Cup, when they were leading 1-0 against Belgium. However, after having successfully stifled any Belgian attack, the Desert Rats were eventually overpowered and ended up conceding two goals in the final 20 minutes.

(49 Mins)

In the other Group H match Belgium scraped to a 1-0 victory over Russia securing their passage to the knockout stages with one game to spare. After failing to pick up three points in their respective opening matches, both sides will be looking to secure a win, which would give them a crucial edge in the race for second place.

(46 Mins)

Hello and welcome to our live commentary for this Group H encounter between South Korea and Algeria. We are just under 15 minutes away from kick-off.

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