• This will be the fourth game involving these sides and third to have taken place in a World Cup.
  • This is the third time South Korea are facing Belgium at the World Cup, their joint-most faced opponent in the competition alongside Spain.
  • South Korea have never beaten Belgium (D1 L2).
  • Belgium have conceded just twice across the three previous matches played against South Korea.
  • Sandy Martens bagged a brace during Belgium’s 2-1 victory over South Korea in June 1999; the last time these sides met.
  • South Korea have won one of their last seven World Cup group games (D3 L3).
  • 24 of South Korea’s 31 World Cup goals have come after half-time (including one extra-time goal).
  • South Korea have conceded 11 goals in their last four World Cup group matches – they conceded six in their preceding eight first phase fixtures.
  • Belgium’s last five World Cup goals have come in the final 20 minutes of matches.
  • Belgium come into this game having kept a clean sheet for the first time in eight World Cup fixtures.
  • Belgium are unbeaten in eight World Cup group stage games (W3 D5).
  • All three of Belgium’s goals at this tournament have been scored by substitutes.