Fabio Capello will line up his team in a 4-2-3-1, despite spending much of qualifying playing a 4-3-3. Aleksandr Kokorin is the lone striker up front, supported by the Yuri Zhirkov, Oleg Shatov and Aleksandr Samedov in the attack. It's time to find out if Russia can live up to its potential.
South Korea's lineup features no surprises. Head coach Hong Myung-bo has sent out the eleven players that most expected to see. They have plenty of young talent, and will rely on their technical skills and fitness as they try to escape Group H. Park Chu-Young will lead the attack, with Koo Ja-Cheol behind him in a central attacking midfielder role.
Russia (4-2-3-1): Igor Akinfeev; Andrey Eschenko, Sergei Ignashevich, Vasili Berezutskiy, Dmitri Kombarov; Denis Glushakov, Viktor Fayzulin; Yuri Zhirkov, Oleg Shatov, Aleksandr Samedov; Aleksandr Kokorin
South Korea (4-2-3-1): Jung Sung-Ryong; Yun Suk-Young, Kim Young-Gwan, Hong Jeong-Ho, Lee Yong; Ki Sung-Yueng, Han Kook-Young; Son Heung-Min, Koo Ja-Cheol, Lee Chung-Yong; Park Chu-Young