Russia posed no attacking threat until a powerful 40-yard free-kick from Sergey Ignashevich after 31 minutes had to be beaten away by South Korean goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong.
South Korea went close just three minutes later when Koo Ja-cheol saw his shot deflected narrowly wide with Russia's goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev stranded. (Editing by Patrick Johnston)
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