LIVE : Russia vs Korea Republic


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94' Referee blows his whistle as the game ends in a stalemate.

93’ Russia continue to have the bulk of the possession in the last part of the game without being able to deliver a decisive goal. Samedov shoots hopelessly high from a cross that could be the last chance of the game.

90’ Yellow card for Koo. The resulting Russian free kick is just outside striking  distance. A tame delivery is headed out of the box. 4 minutes of added time will now ensue.

88’ Russia have spent the last few minutes in the Korean half. Eventually they’re able to whip in a dangerous header into the box without any Russian players able to get a touch on it.

84' Kokorin makes a run into the box and gets on the end of a good through ball only to loose his balance before he can get a decisive shot in

83' Second substitution for Korea as B K Kim comes on for Son.

81’ Russia now pressing forward as they look for a goal that could win the game.

79’ Korea establishing camp in the Russian half for the last few minutes as they earn another corner. The corner , taken by Yueng is cleared by the Russians before they counter attack and earn a corner of their own.

76’ Both teams now playing with an increased sense of urgency as the two teams look for a second goal.

69’ GOAL! Kerzhakov scores after being on for 2 minutes. Sustained pressure from Russia results in a blocked shot which Kerzhakov knocked in before Korea could clear the ball.

66’ Two substitutions for Russia. Zhirkov comes off for Kerzhakov.  Denisovcomes off the bench to replace Glushakov.

65’ GOAL! Akinfeev makes a howler as he lets in Lee’s  strike from distance. The keeper initial blocks the shot before bundling it into his own net.

64’ Kombarov’s excellent cross forces Jung to make a diving punch in order to deflect the ball away from Russia’s oncoming strikers.

62’ CHANCE! Kombarov forces Jung into a parry after his powerful shot from distance tests the Korean goalkeeper.

60’ Yong’s surging run is halted by the shoulder of a Russian player as Korea earn a free kick. Hong manages to get in a week header, which is easily picked up by Akinfeev.

59’ Substitution for Russia as birthday boy Dzagoev comes on for Shatov.

56’ CHANCE! A clumsy challenge from Kokorin earns Korea a free kick in range. The initial shot is spilled by Akinfeev. The Russian keeper is able to grasp the ball just before a Korean player can get to it.

55’ Korea makes their first change of the game with K H Lee coming on for C Y Park, as one striker replaces another.

52' Yong heads over from Korea's 3rd corner of the game.

50' Ki takes a shot from range and forces Akinfeev into annother save.

49' Testing effort from range from Koo forces the Russian keeper into a save as the game livens up.

48' Shatov earns a yellow card after a clumsy challenge.

46' CHANCE! Fayzulin's shot earns Russia a corner. Berezutskiy managers to head the corner just wide of the Korean goal.

45' Second half get's underway. Neither side made any substitutions at the break.


Korea Republic probably looking the strongest of the two teams, with Ming having had a few good chances. Russia’s Zhirkov had the best shot of the game so far, forcing Jung to make a save.

45’ One minute of added time to be played in a half where both teams created very few chances.

43’ Korea have been able to retain the ball in the Russian half for the last few minutes as they look to try and score a goal before half time.

41’ Ming is fed a great pass into the box, but is unable to get a shot away. Korea earn a corner. Russia struggle to clear the ball before a Korean header goes well wide.

38’ Korea create an excellent chance only for H M Son to blast the ball 20 rows up.

33' CHANCE Koo’s shot is deflected, narrowly missing the goal as it goes out for a corner. Corner is cleared by the Russian defence as the game starts to open up.

31’ Ignashevich forces a good save from the Korean keeper after taking a shot from range

29’ Big collision in the middle of the field.  S Y Ki picks up a yellow card.

20’ Korea Republic and Russian players are experiencing 30 degree heat  at the Arena Pantanal despite it being 18:25 in Brazil.

18’ Samedov crosses the ball into the box to no avail, following a series of passes by the Russians.

15’ Neither team asserting themselves at this early stage. Korea Republic have looked the most dangerous in the last third so far.

13’ Yellow card for Son after a late challenge by the Korean.

10' CHANCE! Son runs at the Russian defence, but his shot flies over the crossbar.

10' Great through ball for CY Lee who stretches, but can’t quite get a foot on it.

7’ Russia having the bulk of the possession at this early stage. Russia are not able to provide any telling passes into the box. First corner of the game, Russian player can’t get a touch on the ball.

4' Off to a slow start. The two teams feeling each other out, with a few fouls in the centre of the park. No chances yet.

1' We're underway. Rusia playing in red, Korea Republic playing in whiite.

Anthems have been sung, and we're about to get underway...

The starting line ups have been announced:

Russia X1 : Akinfeev, Ignashevich, Glushakov, Kokorin, Berezutskiy (c), Shatov, Zhirkov, Samedov, Fayzulin, Eshchenko, Kombarov

Korean Republic X1: S R Jung, S Y Yun, Y G Kim, H M Son, C Y Park, Y Lee, J C Koo (c), K Y Han, S Y Ki, C Y Lee, J H Hong