Russia: Russia comes into the World Cup finals riding high a nine game unbeaten run and have a found a new lease of life under master tactician Fabio Capello. The Russian team failed to qualify for the 2010 event in Africa and Coach Fabio Capello too had a nightmare with England. Hence for both of them, this tournament provides an added incentive to do well.
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.
Total Matches Played: 1
Russia 1 Win, Korea Republic 0 Win, 0 Draw