#WorldCup: Russia vs South Korea Match Preview

#WorldCup: Russia vs South Korea Match Preview

By Sports Reporter on June 17, 2014

BBC reports that Russia will be without inspirational captain Roman Shirokov, who suffered a tournament-ending knee injury shortly before the finals.

Veteran Aleksandr Kerzhakov is expected to lead the line, with highly-rated Alexander Kokorin playing behind him.

South Korea centre-back Hong Jeong-Ho looks set to be recalled after Hong Myung-Bo’s men conceded four goals to Ghana in their final friendly.

Arsenal’s bit-part striker Park Chuyong is likely to start up front.

DATE: 17 june 2014

TIME: 23:00

VENUE: Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba

POSSIBLE LINE UP: 

RUSSIA: Akinfeev; Kombarov, Ignashevitch, Berezoutski, Eshchenko; Samedov, Fayzulin; Zhirkov, Dzagoev, Shatov; Kokorin.

SOUTH KOREA: Jung Sung Ryong; Lee Yong, Hong Jeong Ho, Kim Young Gwon, Yun Suk Young; Han Kook Young, Ki Sung Yeung; Son Heung Min, Koo Ja Cheol, Lee Chung Yong: Park Chu Yong.

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