South Korea play Algeria in Group H at Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre in what could be the battle to avoid the wooden spoon award for finishing bottom of the table.
South Korea made it to the Second Round for the first time in World Cup 2010 in South Africa, but a repeat of that looks to be a tall order in Brazil 2014 with Russia and Belgium in Group H and Algeria are the side most likely to oust one of those favourites to qualify. A win in this match will be vital if they are to do so and it's a step into the unknown for both sides in the first ever meeting between South Korea and Algeria on a football pitch.
This looks to be the easiest fixture for South Korea and their chances of success could lie with the goal-scoring prowess of Chu-Young Park who has an eye for goal and will snap up any chances which come his way. He and Keun-Ho Lee will be popular selections in the goalscorer markets for Taeguk Warriors, while Islam Slimani and Hilal El Arbi Soudani will be well backed for Algeria along with Sofiane Feghouli who often chips in with goals from midfield.
Last Six Matches
South Korea W L L W L W Algeria W W L W D C
Top Goal Scorers
South Korea(2014 World Cup Qualifiers & 2014 Friendlies)
Chu-Young Park - 7 (0 Penalties, 4 First Goalscorer)
Keun-Ho Lee - 5 (0 Penalties, 3 First Goalscorer)
Ja-Cheol Koo - 2 (1 Penalties, 1 First Goalscorer)
Dong-Won Ji - 2 (0 Penalties, 0 First Goalscorer)
Bo-Kyung Kim - 2 (0 Penalties, 0 First Goalscorer)
Algeria(2014 World Cup Qualifiers & 2014 Friendlies)
Islam Slimani - 5 (0 Penalties, 2 First Goalscorer)
Hilal El Arbi Soudani - 4 (0 Penalties, 2 First Goalscorer)
Sofiane Feghouli - 3 (0 Penalties, 3 First Goalscorer)
Top Goal Assists
Abdelmoumene Djabou - 1
Saphir Sliti Taider - 1
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