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Algeria vs. South Korea 2014 - Watch Live Stream, Start Time, TV Schedule, Lineups & Predictions [World Cup]

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One point may separate South Korea and Algeria in Group H play, but only the Taegeuk Warriors have a realistic chance of advancing into the Round of 16.

Qualifiers of every World Cup since 1986, South Korea is in control of its own destiny. They played an explosive Russian to a 1-1 draw on June 17 where they yielded few scoring opportunities and took advantage of goalkeeping blunders. Still, the Koreans expected more especially after moving beyond the Group Stage in 2010.

Algeria surprised many with their narrow 2-1 loss to Belgium. They kept pace with the heavy favorite throughout, thanks in large part to playmaker Sofiane Feghouli. He was the source of inspiration in what could easily have been a blowout, giving The Desert Foxes hope in what may be the weakest group heading into Brazil.

When: Sunday, June 22, 2014

Where: Estadio Beira-Rio Porto Alegre

Kick-off: 3:00 p.m. ET

Live Stream: ESPN Deportes, ESPN 3

TV: ABC, WatchABC

What to Watch For

Park Chu-young vs. Madjid Bougherra - Arsenal's Chu-young looks to take advantage of a shaky defense that allowed two second-half goals to Belgium last Tuesday. Russian defenders frustrated Chu-young in the opening round, forcing the forward to commit two fouls. He was pulled after just 56 minutes while his replacement, Lee Keun-ho went on to score the Koreans' sole goal.

Son Heung-min vs. Algerian defense - After earning Man of the Match honors last week, midfielder Son Heung-min proved why he may already be the team's best player. He's usually relegated to the left wing but is a perennial scoring threat. Heung-min completed nearly 67 percent of his passes and recovered two crucial balls.

Heung-min's aggressiveness may be more than the Algerian defense can handle. Their midfielders often resort to dirty play and ill-timed tackles, noticeable in last week's loss to Belgium. They took advantage of Belgian mistakes and looked good throughout the first half, but fell under pressure once Group H's leader hit its stride. 

Prediction - Led by Chu-young and Heung-min, South Korea's attack will be too much for Algeria to handle. 2-0 South Korea

Projected Lineups

South Korea (4-5-1) Jung Sung-ryong, Hong Jeong-ho, Yun Suk-young, Kim Young-gwon, Lee Yong, Ki Sung-yueng, Lee Chung-yong, Kim Bo-kyung, Lee Keun-ho, Park Chu-Young, Son Heung-min

Algeria (4-5-1) Rais M'Bolhi, Madjid Bougherra, Faouzi Ghoulam, Rafik Halliche, Carl Medjani, Mehdi Mostefa, Saphir Taider, Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaiba, Sofiane Feghouli, Riyad Mahrez, El Arbi Hillel Soudani

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