10 interesting stats ahead of Belgium vs South Korea

9% – South Korea have won only 2 of their 23 World Cup matches outside of their own country.

2 – These two sides have met twice previously in World Cups with Belgium winning 2-0 in Italia ’90, and drawing 1-1 in France ’98.

2 – South Korea have won only 2 of their last 12 World Cup matches since their win over Italy back in 2002 on home soil. These came against Togo in 2006 and Greece in 2010. Both of these were their opening game.

3 – All 3 of Belgium’s goals so far at this World Cup have been scored by substitutes.

3 – Belgium have never won 3 matches at a World Cup. Victory over South Korea would achieve this feat for the first time in the country’s history.

8 – Belgium are unbeaten in their last eight World Cup group stage matches, winning 3 and drawing 5.

8 – This is South Korea’s eighth successive World Cup. Only Brazil (20), Germany (18), Italy (14), Argentina (11) and Spain (10) are on a longer run than the Asian side.

11 – South Korea have conceded 11 goals in their last four World Cup group matches.

19 – Thibaut Courtois is unbeaten in all 19 international matches, keeping 11 clean sheets.

14% – South Korea have won only 1 of their last 7 World Cup group games, drawing 3 and losing 3.