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Russia and South Korea goalless at halftime
June 17, 2014 / 10:52 PM / 3 years ago

Russia and South Korea goalless at halftime

Russia's Andrey Eshchenko fights for the ball against South Korea's Son Heung-min during their 2014 World Cup Group H soccer match at the Pantanal arena in Cuiaba June 17, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

CUIABA Brazil (Reuters) - Russia and South Korea were goalless at halftime in their Group H match on Tuesday with the game suddenly sparking into life after a dull first half-hour.

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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