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South Korea unchanged to face Algeria at Cup

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South Korea unchanged to face Algeria at Cup
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Algeria national soccer team players warm up during an official training session the day before the group H World Cup soccer match between South Korea and Algeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) -- South Korea chose to field an unchanged lineup from its opening 1-1 draw with Russia in its second Group H match on Sunday against Algeria at the World Cup.

The team failed to produce much attacking flair against Russia, but coach Hong Myung-bo choose to stick with Park Chu-young as the lead striker over Kim Shin-wook.

Algeria made five changes to the side that lost 2-1 to Belgium, starting with striker Islam Slimani in place of El Arabi Soudani.

Criticized for playing too defensively against Belgium, coach Vahid Halilhodzic has boosted his attacking lineup with a second forward, Abdelmoumene Djabou.

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South Korea: Jung Sung-ryong, Lee Yong, Yun Suk-young, Kim Young-kwon, Hong Jeong-ho, Ki Sung-yeung, Han Kook-young, Son Heung-min, Lee Chung-yong, Koo Ja-cheol (captain), Park Chu-young

Algeria: Rais Mbolhi, Madjid Bougherra (captain), Djamel Mesbah, Aissa Mandi, Rafik Halliche, Sofiane Feghouli, Yacine Brahimi, Carl Medjani, Islam Slimani, Nabil Bentaleb, Abdelmoumene Djabou.

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