Russia vs. South Korea: 6 Things We Learned

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Russia vs. South Korea: 6 Things We Learned
Felipe Dana/Associated Press

Lee Keun-ho and Alexandr Kerzhakov were the goalscorers as Russia and South Korea drew 1-1 in Cuiaba on Tuesday, with Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev taking the headlines with a potentially fatal gaffe.

Belgium had beaten Algeria 2-1 in the other World Cup Group H fixture, with both sides showing glimpses of their ability, but neither Russia nor South Korea managed to produce performances that will have inspired or scared their next opponents.

Akinfeev's howler gave the Koreans the lead from a speculative long shot, though Fabio Capello had Kerzhakov to thank for a point, as the Zenit St. Petersburg striker became Russia's joint-record goal-scorer with 26.

Here are six things we learned from the Group H showdown in Cuiaba.

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