June 25, 2018 / 3:03 PM / 6 months ago

FACTBOX-Soccer-South Korea v Germany

    VATUTINKI, Russia, June 25 (Reuters) - South Korea take on
Germany in a World Cup Group F game on Wednesday.

Where: Kazan Arena

Capacity: 45,000

When: Wednesday, June 27, 1700 local (1400 GMT/1000 AM ET)

Referee: To be announced

Key stats:
    
* Germany will qualify if they win by two or more goals or
better Sweden's result against Mexico in the other Group F game
being played at the same time.

*If Germany and Sweden draw, then the team in the higher-scoring
game will finish second. If both draws are with the same score,
Germany finish second due to their head-to-head win over Sweden.

* South Korea have to defeat Germany by more than two goals and
hope Mexico will beat Sweden, to leapfrog into second place in
the group.
    
* South Korea captain Ki Sung-yueng has been ruled out with a
calf strain 
    
* Germany central defender Jerome Boateng is suspended for the
game after being sent off with a second booking against Sweden.
    
* Germany's Thomas Mueller and Mats Hummels will miss any
subsequent game through suspension if they are booked.

* Germany have not been eliminated in the first round of a World
Cup since 1938.
    
    
            MP  W  D  L  GF  GA  GD  Pts
 Mexico     2   2  0  0  3   1   2   6
 Germany    2   1  0  1  2   2   0   3
 Sweden     2   1  0  1  2   2   0   3
 South      2   0  0  2  1   3   -2  0
 Korea                               
    
Previous meetings:
* Germany has won both of its previous World Cup meetings
against South Korea. They beat the Koreans 1-0 in the 2002 World
Cup semi-final and emerged victorious in a 3-2 thriller in their
1994 World Cup group encounter.

* In total the two sides have played each other three times with
Germany earning two wins to South Korea's one.

 (Reporting by Karolos Grohmann
Editing by Hugh Lawson)
  
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