Thank you for following along with us from the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre where Algeria put together an impressive 4-2 performance against Korea Republic. Our focus now turns to the Group G clash between USA and Portugal, which is slated to kick off at 6.00pm local Brazil time in Manaus. Join us for all the action from the Arena Amazonia with our LIVE match blog and be sure to #joinin the Global Conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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FULL-TIME: Algeria hold on to earn three points in Porto Alegre in what has turned out to be an entertaining six-goal thriller. With Belgium already through,Les Fennecs are in the driver's seat to take the second spot in Group H, but Russia and Korea Republic will surely have other plans for the third set of Group Stage matches on Thursday, 26 June.
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Korea Republic maintain high pressure on Algeria in search of another two goals
The staring XI's for tonight's final match have been named!
#USA LINE-UP: Howard, Bradley, Besler, Beasley, Dempsey (c), Bedoya, Jones, Beckerman, Zusi, Cameron, Johnson #USAPOR #WorldCup— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 22/06/2014 20:46
#POR LINE-UP: Beto, Bruno Alves, Veloso, Ronaldo (c), Moutinho, Costa, Meireles, Nani, A. Almeida, Pereira, Postiga #USAPOR #WorldCup— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 22/06/2014 20:46
HIGH: The substitute Nabil Ghilas gets a good look on goal from the cross and his header is a powerful one but it's directed too high.
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GOAL: Koo Jacheol scores Korea Republic's second as the Taeguk Warriors refuse to go down without a fight. Lee Keunho capitalises on a defensive error and crosses to find the No13 in front of goal for a tap-in.
With Brahimi's goal, Algeria become the first African team to score four goals in a World Cup match.
GOAL: Yacine Brahimi restores Algeria's three-goal lead! A wonderful give-and-go with Feghouli slices open the Korean defence and Brahimi slots past Sungryong.
GREAT SAVE: M'Bolhi gets a hand on Ki Sungyeung's thunderous strike and tips it over the bar.
Park Chuyoung comes off as Hong Myungbo replaces the No10 with the tallest player in the Korean squad, Kim Shinwook.
GOAL: Yacine Brahimi restores Algeria's three-goal lead!
Lee Yong steps in front of Djamel Mesbah and brings down Algeria's No6 and earns a yellow card for his poorly-timed effort.
No13's header is directed down and just misses wide, but the forward was a step offside anyways.
Sungryong holds onto Slimani's header and springs a Korean counter-attack.
GOAL: Son Heungmin scores for Korea Republic! A strong run into Algeria's area is finished off by No9's strike that sneaks through Adi M'Bolhi's legs.
Yun Sukyoung makes a nice run down the right side and is dragged down by Feghouli, setting up a dangerous free-kick for the Taeguk Warriors.
Algeria get us underway to start the second half.
DID YOU KNOW?
Algeria, Colombia and Costa Rica are the only teams to have seen defenders, midfielders and forwards score at this World Cup.
No African team has ever scored four goals in a World Cup match.
Take a look through some of the best pics out of Porto Alegre where Algeria ran rampant over Korea Republic in the first half in this gallery we put together on Facebook.
HALF-TIME: The Desert Foxes have put on an incredible display of attacking force in this first half as they head into the break three goals up, while Korea Republic must look to find a way back after a disheartening 45 minutes at Porto Alegre. Islam Slimani has been the focal point of Algeria's attack and Hong Myungbo must find a way to slow the Sporting Lisbon man down if they are to turn their fortunes around in the second half.
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No13's header off the corner is close but just wide.
Algeria continue to attack as we near half-time. Manid's header is on target but it's deflected out for a corner.
Nabil Bentaleb, who has been quiet this half considering Algeria's three goals, sends in a good ball but it's too far away from Slimani.
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GOAL: Djabou makes it three for Algeria! Korea Republic can't believe it as a phenomenal ball out of the back finds Slimani who unselfishly passes to Algeria's No19 for an easy tap in.
Algeria have been terrific. Quick, forceful, intelligent, compact and incisive.— Gary Lineker (@Gary Lineker) 22/06/2014 19:36
The Algerian fans are loving the scoreline at the Estadio Beria-Rio. Passionate support is echoing around the ground as Korea Republic look to steady the ship and search for an equaliser.
GOAL: Rafik Halliche doubles Algeria's lead only two minutes later! Sungryong is caught out of position and Algeria's No5 jumps in front to head home to put Les Fennecs in dreamland.
GOAL: Slimani makes a dazzling individual run through the heart of the Korean defence and finishes past Jung Sungryong after beating Kim Younggwon and Hong Jeongho. Great effort from the Sporting Lisbon striker.
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More good possession in their attacking third for Algeria, but the final effort is lacking once again as Carl Medjani's shot is high and wide.
Aissa Mandi sends in a great ball into the Korean area and picks up Slimani but the Sporting Lisbon striker's first touch lets him down and a good chance for Algeria goes begging.
Slimani plays back to Djabou, who's first touch sets himself up for a decent half-volley but the ensuing effort misses wide of the target.
Korea Republic are beginning to settle down after the first quarter of an hour is played and possession is starting to balance out between the Taeguk Warriors and Les Fennecs.
Son Heungmin makes a dribbling run from midfield into Algeria's area, which gets a loud roar from the Korean supporters at the Estadio Beira-Rio but he can't get around the final defender and the Bayer Leverkusen man loses possession for a goal-kick,
WIDE: Islam Slimani's header hits side netting from the Abdelmoumene Djabou's corner, but it is on the wrong side of the post.
GOOD CHANCE: After a long spell of possession Les Fennecs cause trouble in the Korean area. Sofiane Feghouli is taken down but team-mate Yacine Brahimi is first to the ball but his follow up misses high.
Algeria start positively as their No10 shoots after turning well in the area but his effort is high and wide.
Korea Republic kick us off in Porto Alegre
Korea Republic keep the same line-up from their 1-1 draw with Russia, while Vahid Halilhodzic has opted for five changes in his Algeria side. Djamel Mesbah, Yacine Brahimi, Islam Slimani, Abdelmoumene Djabou and Aissa Mandi break into the starting XI for Les Fennecs in favour of Faouzi Ghoulam, El Arabi Hilal Soudani, Saphir Taider, Riyad Mahrez and Mehdi Mostefa.
Algeria's anthem, Qassaman, is now playing and Les Fennecs are taking the moment in quietly, focussing on the task at hand.
First up is Korea Republic's anthem, Aegukga, which is sung proudly by the team, Hong Myungbo and his techinical staff, and the Taeguk Warriors' supporters in the stands.
And here they come now. The Korean and Algerian supporters are on their feet as they get a glimpse of their teams walking out of the tunnel.
The teams are gathering in the tunnel and preparing to walk out to an eager Estadio Beira-Rio crowd in Porto Alegre.
These are the most-popular line-ups chosen by FIFA.com users.
1 JUNG Sungryong, 2 KIM Changsoo, 3 YUN Sukyoung, 4 KWAK Taehwi, 5 KIM Younggwon, 6 HWANG Seokho, 7 KIM Bokyung, 8 HA Daesung, 16 KI Sungyueng, 9 SON Heungmin, 11 LEE Keunho
23 Rais MBOLHI, 2 Madjid BOUGUERRA, 3 Faouzi GHOULAM, 5 Rafik HALLICHE, 12 Carl MEDJANI, 7 Hassan YEBDA, 8 Medhi LACEN, 14 Nabil BENTALEB, 19 Saphir TAIDER, 10 Sofiane FEGHOULI, 13 Islam SLIMANI
Take a look at Divock Origi's goal that sent Belgium into the Round of 16. Axel Witsel later tweeted his excitement on advancing at Brazil 2014.
We've done it! We are through to the next stage! Huge success - so proud of #TeamBelgium #tousensemble #WorldCup #reddevils— Axel Witsel (@Axel Witsel ) 22/06/2014 18:48
DID YOU KNOW?
Korea Republic have already played two World Cup matches on 22 June. In 2002 the Taeguk Warriors outsmarted Spain on penalties in the quarter-finals following a 0-0 stalemate after extra time, then tied 2-2 with Nigeria in the group round four years ago in South Africa.
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VAHID HALILHODZIC, ALGERIA COACH
“I told my players that they should not be ashamed of the (Belgium) result. We came close to achieving something great. We weren't far away from pulling off an upset. We are disappointed but we cannot cry. We have to be ready for our next game, which will be a stern test."
HONG MYUNGBO, KOREA REPUBLIC COACH
“I can't predict the result but what I can say is that we're going to play to win, because we absolutely have to win to hope to reach the next round... We're going to have opportunities - the key to the game will be if we can convert these into goals."
THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The referee for today is Colombia's Wilmar Roldan
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The rest of Les Fennecs have made their way out to warm-up, and Korea Republic follow close behind.
The Algerian goalkeeping contingent have made their way out to the pitch for their pre-match warm-ups and give their supporters a wave as they begin to lightly jog.
ORIGI BLASTS BELGIUM THROUGH
In case you missed the action at the Maracana a few minutes ago, Belgium have advanced to the Round of 16 after beating Russia 1-0 courtesy of Divock Origi's last-minute strike. We have the match report available along with some of the best photos from the match in a gallery on Facebook.
DID YOU KNOW?
Algeria are facing Asian opposition for the first time in the World Cup
Korea Republic are undefeated against African teams in the World Cup, having beaten Togo 2-1 in 2006 and drawn 2-2 with Nigeria four years ago.
KOREA REPUBLIC-ALGERIA LINE-UPS
The starting XIs for the two teams have been announced!
#KOR LINE-UP: S R Jung, S Y Yun, Y G Kim, H M Son, C Y Park, Y Lee, J C Koo (c), K Y Han, S Y Ki, C Y Lee, J H Hong #KORALG #WorldCup— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 22/06/2014 17:52
#ALG LINE-UP: Mbolhi, Bouguerra (c), Halliche, Mesbah, Feghouli, Brahimi, Medjani, Slimani, Bentaleb, Djabou, Mandi #KORALG #WorldCup— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 22/06/2014 17:52
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Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Korea Republic against Algeria, which is set to kick off in Porto Alegre at 4.00pm local Brazil time. Les Fennecs will be looking to improve upon their 2-1 defeat in their first game at the hands of Belgium, who just edged Russia 1-0 with a last-minute goal in Rio de Janeiro to move into the Round of 16, while Korea Republic will want to build upon the point they earned after drawing 1-1 with Russia their first time out. So, stay with is here as we bring you the latest from the Estadio Beira-Rio and be sure to #joinin the Global Conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Some of your tweets and comments could end up in this live blog!
Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre