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Lee Chung-Yong plays 90 as Korea draw World Cup opener

18 June 2014

Bolton winger plays full game in Korea's game in Cuiaba

Lee Chung-Yong and Korea Republic opened their 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw against Russia on Tuesday evening.

Lee played the full 90 minutes in Cuiaba, displaying a number of clever and tidy touches in what proved to be a tactical contest.

Korea took the lead on 68 minutes after substitute Lee Keun-Ho’s long range shot squirmed through the grasp of Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. 

However another substitute, Alexander Kerzhakov, drew Russia level, converting from close range following a scramble in the Korea penalty area.

The result leaves Korea in joint second place in Group H after the opening round of games. Belgium top the group after coming from behind to beat Algeria 2-1.

Korea’s next game is against Algeria in Porto Alegre on Sunday evening.

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