PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil – South Korea chose to field an unchanged lineup from its opening 1-1 draw with Russia in its second Group H match on Sunday against Algeria at the World Cup.
The team failed to produce much attacking flair against Russia, but coach Hong Myung-bo choose to stick with Park Chu-young as the lead striker over Kim Shin-wook.
Algeria made five changes to the side that lost 2-1 to Belgium, starting with striker Islam Slimani in place of El Arabi Soudani.
Criticized for playing too defensively against Belgium, coach Vahid Halilhodzic has boosted his attacking lineup with a second forward, Abdelmoumene Djabou.
South Korea: Jung Sung-ryong, Lee Yong, Yun Suk-young, Kim Young-kwon, Hong Jeong-ho, Ki Sung-yeung, Han Kook-young, Son Heung-min, Lee Chung-yong, Koo Ja-cheol (captain), Park Chu-young
Algeria: Rais Mbolhi, Madjid Bougherra (captain), Djamel Mesbah, Aissa Mandi, Rafik Halliche, Sofiane Feghouli, Yacine Brahimi, Carl Medjani, Islam Slimani, Nabil Bentaleb, Abdelmoumene Djabou.
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