This will be the fourth game involving these sides and third to have taken place in a World Cup.
This is the third time South Korea are facing Belgium at the World Cup, their joint-most faced opponent in the competition alongside Spain.
South Korea have never beaten Belgium (D1 L2).
Belgium have conceded just twice across the three previous matches played against South Korea.
Sandy Martens bagged a brace during Belgium’s 2-1 victory over South Korea in June 1999; the last time these sides met.
South Korea have won one of their last seven World Cup group games (D3 L3).
24 of South Korea’s 31 World Cup goals have come after half-time (including one extra-time goal).
South Korea have conceded 11 goals in their last four World Cup group matches – they conceded six in their preceding eight first phase fixtures.
Belgium’s last five World Cup goals have come in the final 20 minutes of matches.
Belgium come into this game having kept a clean sheet for the first time in eight World Cup fixtures.
Belgium are unbeaten in eight World Cup group stage games (W3 D5).
All three of Belgium’s goals at this tournament have been scored by substitutes.