Russia and South Korea tie in match with few thrills in Cuiabá

17/06/2014 - 23:24
The duel closed the first round of the World Cup's group stage

The first big "chicken" of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 (as Brazilians call it when a team's goalkeeper does great work to help the adversary) has happened today in the last match of the group stage's first round. The resounding fumble came from the hands of Russia goalkeeper Akinfeev after a shot by South Korea's Lee Keun Ho. Luckily for the keeper, attacker Kerzhakov later tied the match held this Tuesday (17 June) in the Pantanal Arena in Cuiabá. The goals occurred at the 67th and 83rd minutes of the match.

The draw left both teams with a point each, behind Belgium, who leads Group H after beating Algeria in the Mineirão stadium.

Russia is back on the pitch next Sunday (22 June) against Belgium in the Maracanã (in Rio de Janeiro). On the same day, the Koreans face Algeria in the Beira-Rio stadium (city of Porto Alegre).

Rússia x Coreia do Sul - Arena Pantanal

Rússia x Coreia do Sul - Arena Pantanal

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