Sunday, June 22, 2014

South Korea vs Algeria 22-06-2014 FIFA World Cup Group H

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South Korea vs Algeria - Competition: FIFA World Cup
Match date: 22 June 2014 - Kick Off Time: 20:00 BST
Venue: Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil 

Koreans happily drew 1:1 in their first group game against Russia after an embarrassing save of the Russian goalkeeper Akinfeev. Before that lucky situation the Korean performance wasn’t good. However they played better and more sufficient than the Russians and not many shots on goal were seen in the first half. The second one was better for both sides. Korea even had chances to win this match but the goal by Kerzhakov (’74) burried their hopes. The final result seems to be better for the Koreans who were perceived as an underdog in that first game. Now they have another chance to prove their value. The game against well-playing Algeria will be very demanding on the one hand but on the other the opponent seems to be weaker than the Russians. At the end the Koreans have to remeber that it will be only prelude to the next game against the group leader, Belgium.
Algeria team lost their first encounter in Brazil against the group favourite, Belgium. The final result – 1:2 – doesn’t really say the truth about Algeria, who scored the first goal of the game (penalty) and have been defending very effectively for long time - against a strong Belgian team. Finally Algeria has fallen not at last because of the very well chosen Belgian substitutes – Fellaini and Mertens, who scored the belgian goals. In the upcoming game they will certainly have far better chances to get a good result but it doesn’t mean that it will be easier. Koreans managed to stop the Russians and they will be hard to defeat. Most Algerian eyes are on Sofiane Feghouli and Nabil Bentaleb who can lead Algeria to a success.

South Korea last 5 matches:
01/02/14 United States 2 – 0 South Korea
05/03/14 Greece 0 – 2 South Korea
28/05/14 South Korea 0 – 1 Tunisia
09/06/14 Ghana 4 – 0 South Korea
18/06/14 Russia – South Korea

Algeria last 5 matches:
19/11/13 Algeria 1 – 0 Burkina Faso
05/03/14 Algeria 2 – 0 Slovenia
31/05/14 Algeria 3 – 1 Armenia
04/06/14 Algeria 2 – 1 Romania
17/06/14 Belgium – Algeria
You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]

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