Spain vs. Argentina, Gwangyang, 25 August, 16:00 (local time)
After collecting maximum points from their two opening games, Spain go into their final group match needing just a draw to win the group. In their second match, Juan Santisteban's charges showed only glimpses of their elegant and attacking style, leaving it late to snatch a narrow victory against a resolute Syria side.
Opponents Argentina also need just a point to ensure their place in the Round of 16. However, a victory would see them qualify as group winners and return to Ulsan for the next round, the scene of their opening two matches. After a first-half performance to forget against Honduras, Miguel Tojo's boys turned the tables after the break to record a comfortable success.
Both sides are free of suspensions and, barring last-minute injuries, should have a full complement of players to choose from ahead of Saturday's encounter.
This will be the fourth time Argentina and Spain have met at a FIFA U-17 World Cup. The Europeans lead the way with two wins, both at the semi-final stage of the elite competition (1-0 at Italy 1991 and 4-2 at Finland 2003). The South Americans have won just once, recording a 4-2 success during the group phase of United Arab Emirates 2001.
"I always had enormous respect for Argentina because I'm aware of the sheer quality of their players. We're not going to give anything away: we're going out to take top spot. This game could go either way: if they play better than us they'll beat us, and if not then Spain will win the group." Juan Santisteban, Spain coach.
"We're not going to hold anything back against Spain. I'm expecting an even game between two similar sides. We're going to go for the result that will give us top spot in the our group." Miguel Tojo, Argentina coach.