Kim Bo Kyung and South Korea face Belgium in Group H decider
Kim Bo Kyung and South Korea face a crucial final game decider against Belgium on Thursday, with a comprehensive victory the only likely result to see them through to the next phase of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Korea Republic followed their opening game draw with Russia with a disappointing 4-2 defeat to Algeria on Saturday, a result that sees them lie at the foot of Group H and with it all to do in their final game against already qualified Belgium on Thursday.
A narrow victory for Russia over Algeria and a South Korea victory over Belgium by two goals or more would be enough to see Kim Bo Kyung and Korea qualify from the group stages for the first time since 2002, while a draw between Russia and the African nation would require Korea to claim a three goal margin over the impressive Belgians.
Despite being a regular for much of their qualification campaign, Kim Bo Kyung has found his chances at this summer’s World Cup limited to just a brief substitute appearance in their opening game against Russia so far, becoming an unused substitute against Algeria on Saturday.
Should South Korea qualify as runners-up in Group H on Thursday, they will face the winners of a tightly contested Group G that includes Germany, USA and Ghana.
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