On Friday 24 August, New Zealand and Korea DPR meet at the Ulsan Sports Complex in their final group B game. With fans in Jeju turning out in their thousands to support the Koreans in Jeju, they can expect a similar welcome in the south east of the peninsula. But the Kiwis have brought a passionate following too - and both teams will be eager to impress their supporters.
With a goal difference of -5, Korea DPR will be hoping they can get a glut of goals against New Zealand and hope Brazil inflict a comprehensive defeat over England, so that they can pip the Three Lions to second spot in the group. But will the match matter more to Colin Tuaa's boys? After losing their opening games 7-0 and 5-0 respectively, the Kiwis are desperate to take a positive result back to Oceania. It's a game that Korea DPR are desperate to win, but New Zealand are desperate not to lose.
New Zealand defender Tim Myers misses the game through suspension after picking up two yellow cards in the opening two games, but that aside both sides will be at full strength for this match.
This will be the countries' first head-to-head in men's football. In a women's friendly in Brisbane in 2004, Korea DPR won 11-0.
In the four previous OFC-AFC matches at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, only one of the two sides has found the net, with Australia beating Saudi Arabia 1-0 in 1987, Qatar beating Australia 1-0 in 1991 and Australia beating Qatar 3-0 and 1-0 in 1995 and 1999.
"I am confident that we will defeat New Zealand. I hope my players are not as tense as they were against Brazil, but this is an important game for us," Korea DPR coach An Ye Gun.
"Korea DPR play a fairly fast game with a lot of movement. They shoot from distance and are very clever in and around the box. But for us it's about what we're trying to do. It's pretty much the same theme...we've got to be strong and not concede early and maybe some fresh faces might help that," New Zealand coach Colin Tuaa.