10 interesting stats ahead of South Korea vs Algeria

1 – Sofiane Feghouli’s goal from the penalty spot against Belgium was the only shot that Algeria had on target in their opening defeat to Belgium.

1 – Algeria have finished with exactly one point in each of their previous two World Cups.

2 – South Korea have won only 2 of their last 11 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.

2 – South Korea are undefeated against African nations at the World Cup. They beat Togo 2-1 in 2006 and drew 2-2 with Nigeria four years ago.

3 – No nation had few attempts at goal than Algeria’s 3 their opening game at this World Cup.

6 – Algeria have only scored one goal in their last six World Cup matches; a penalty versus Belgium.

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.

9% – South Korea have won only 2 out of 22 World Cup matches outside of their home country. They won 3 in 2002 when they co-hosted the tournament with Japan.

15 – 15 of the Algeria’s 23-man squad were born in France.

57 – Only Australia (62) are below South Korea in the FIFA World Rankings of the 32 nations that qualified for Brazil 2014.

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