Goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong keeps his place despite Kim Seung-gyu putting pressure on the team's long-time No. 1, who has been struggling for form.
Experienced midfielder Igor Denisov was left out of Russia's first lineup of the tournament, with coach Fabio Capello choosing Denis Glushakov, Viktor Faizulin and Oleg Shatov in central midfield in the absence of injured captain Roman Shirokov.
Alexander Kokorin is the lone Russia striker for the last of the first round of matches in the World Cup's group stage.
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, Park Chu-young.
- Sports & Recreation
- Park Chu-young
- South Korea
- Jung Sung-ryong
- Oleg Shatov
- Denis Glushakov
- Igor Denisov
- Kim Seung-gyu