Group E's opener between Belgium and Tunisia is an intriguing prospect. Making their debut in this tournament, the Belgians are a force to be reckoned with, having taken eventual winners Spain to a penalty shootout in the semi-final of the UEFA European U-17 Championship.

Tunisia are making their second appearance in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The north Africans lost out to eventual champions Nigeria in the semi-final of the CAF U-17 Championship. With both sides knowing very little about each other, the match could well turn out to be a cautious affair.

The game
Belgium - Tunisia, Monday 20 August 17:00, Changwon.

The stakes
Belgium and Tunisia have never played in a FIFA youth tournament. However, the senior sides have played twice. When they met in a friendly in 1992, Tunisia came out on top 2-1 and at the Korea/Japan 2002, the sides drew 1-1.

The past
This will be the teams' first ever head-to-head in a youth competition. Their 'A' teams have met twice before, once in a friendly match in 1992, which Tunisia won 2-1, and once at the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™, when they drew 1-1.

The players
Both teams look set to field their strongest sides for their opening match.

The words
"The first match is always difficult, regardless of the opposition. This promises to be a very tough match. However, we will try our best to ensure we don't lose." Bob Browaeys, Belgium coach.

"Honestly I know very little about Belgium but I think they will be a tough side. With our players in peak condition, I would like to pick up all the points in our first match." Maher Kanzari, Tunisia coach.