This is South Korea and Algeria’s first World Cup encounter.
Their only previous meeting was in a friendly on 14 December 1985 in the Mexican city of Nezahualcoyotl, with the game ending in a 2-0 win for South Korea.
South Korea are unbeaten in their two previous World Cup games against African sides, winning against Togo in 2006 (2-1) and drawing against Nigeria in 2010 (2-2).
Sofiane Feghouli’s goal from the penalty spot against Belgium was the only shot that Algeria managed to hit on target in their opening game.
In fact, Algeria attempted only three shots (inc. blocked) in the whole match against Belgium – no side attempted fewer in the opening round of group stage matches.
South Korea have won just one of their last six World Cup group stage games (W1 D3 L2).
Algeria have scored just two goals in their last 11 hours and 25 minutes of World Cup football.
Algeria have finished bottom of their group stage table with one point in each of their last two World Cup participations (1986 & 2010)
South Korea have ended the group stage with a record of P3 W1 D1 L1 in each of their last two World Cup participations (2006 & 2010).