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Tuesday June 17 2014
Line-ups: Russia-South Korea

Fabio Capello’s Russia begin their World Cup campaign against South Korea tonight.

The Group H tie kicks off at 23.00 UK time (22.00 GMT) and follows on from Belgium’s surprisingly hard-fought 2-1 victory over Algeria.

Coach Capello and his assistant Christian Panucci are forced to do without captain Roman Shirokov for this tournament due to injury, a heavy blow for the side.

Glushakov is chosen rather than Igor Denisov in midfield.

South Korea are taking part in the World Cup for the eighth consecutive edition, but so far achieved just five victories.

They also stuttered in the build-up to Brazil, losing four of their five friendly tests.

Among the star names in the side are Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng and Bayer Leverkusen forward Son Heung-Min.

Russia: Akinfeev; Eshchenko, Berezutskiy, Ignashevich, Kombarov; Shatov, Glushakov, Fayzulin; Zhirkov, Kokorin, Samedov

South Korea: S R Jung; Y Lee, J H Hong, Y G Kim, S Y Yun; K Y Han, S Y Ki; Y Lee, J C Koo, H M Son, C Y Park

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