• Russia have only kept one clean sheet in their last six World Cup games, it was against Tunisia on 5 June 2002 (2-0).
  • This is South Korea's eighth World Cup in a row (since 1986); only Brazil, Germany, Italy, Argentina and Spain can boast a longer streak currently.
  • South Korea have only won two of their last 10 World Cup games (against Togo in 2006 and Greece in 2010).
  • The one previous meeting between Russia and South Korea came in a friendly in November 2013; Fabio Capello's side won 2-1.
  • Including games played as Soviet Union, Russia have lost seven of their last 10 World Cup games, winning the other three.
  • South Korea have kicked off each of the last three World Cups with a win: v Poland in 2002, Togo in 2006 and Greece in 2010.
  • South Korea have scored the most direct free-kicks in the World Cup since 1990 (5).
  • Aleksandr Kokorin was the youngest player to score 10 or more goals in the Russian Premier League in 2013/14; he was born in March 1991.