South Korea have the chance to end Ghana’s World Cup dreams when the two sides meet in their second match in Group H this lunchtime.
Both countries failed to win their opening games in Qatar, with Korea drawing 0-0 with Uruguay before Ghana lost 3-2 to Portugal.
Son failed to inspire South Korea to victory against UruguayGetty
Heung-min Son is bidding to become only the second player to score in three separate World Cup’s for his nation after Park Ji-Sung.
The Tottenham star has Arsenal rival Thomas Partey standing in his way, with the latter’s Black Stars side aiming to avoid consecutive group-stage exits.
South Korea v Ghana: talkSPORT coverage
This World Cup Group H clash will take place on Monday, November 28.
The match will at the Education City Stadium will kick-off at 1pm.
The action will be live on talkSPORT with Natalie Sawyer serving as your presenter.
Commentary will then come from Ian Danter and former England striker Dean Ashton.
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Ghana were unfortunate to suffer defeat to PortugalGetty
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South Korea v Ghana: Squads
Goalkeepers: Kim Seung-gyu, Jo Hyeon-woo, Song Bum-keunDefenders: Kim Min-jae, Kim Jin-su, Hong Chul, Kim Moon-hwan, Yoon Jong-gyu, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Tae-hwan, Kwon Kyung-won, Cho Yu-minMidfielders: Jung Woo-young, Na Sang-ho, Paik Seung-ho, Son Jun-ho, Song Min-kyu, Kwon Chang-hoon, Lee Jae-sung, Hwang Hee-chan, Hwang In-beom, Jeong Woo-yeong , Lee Kang-inForwards: Hwang Ui-jo, Cho Gue-sung , Heung-min Son
Goalkeeper: Lawrence Ati Zigi, Ibrahim Danlad, Abdul Manaf NurudeenDefenders: Denis Odoi, Tariq Lamptey, Alidu Seidu, Daniel Amartey, Joseph Aidoo, Alexander Djiku, Mohammed Salisu, Abdul-Rahman Baba, Gideon MensahMidfielders: Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey, Elisha Owusu, Salis Abdul Samed, Mohammed Kudus, Daniel Kofi KyerehForwards: Daniel Barnieh Afriyie, Kamal Sowah, Issahaku Abdul Fatawu, Osman Bukari, Inaki Williams, Antoine Semenyo, Jordan Ayew, Kamaldeen Sulemana
South Korea are still waiting to have a shot on target in QatarGetty
South Korea v Ghana: Match facts
André Ayew has scored three goals in his last four World Cup games, and is now Ghana’s outright second highest goalscorer in the competition (3) after Asamoah Gyan (6).No Ghana player created more chances (2), made more successful passes (47), made more tackles (4) or had more touches (68) than Thomas Partey in their defeat against Portugal on MD1.Son Heung-min, Korea Republic’s joint-top World Cup goalscorer of all time (3 goals), scored twice at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and once in 2014; he could become only the second player to score in three separate editions of the tournament for the nation, after Park Ji-Sung, who netted once in each of 2002, 2006 and 2010.Korea Republic have never won their second group stage game in any of their 10 previous appearances at the World Cup (D4 L6), losing their last three in a row (1-4 v Argentina in 2010, 2-4 v Algeria 2014, 1-2 v Mexico 2018).Ghana have scored in each of their last six World Cup matches – only Nigeria (8 between 1994 and 1998) have scored in more consecutive games among African nations in the competition. The Black Stars were the only African side to score at all on MD1 this year.Korea Republic have failed to score in three of their last five World Cup games. On top of this, they’ve failed to register a shot on target in two of their last four (including in their 0-0 draw with Uruguay), having had at least one attempt on target in each of their last 29 games in the competition.Ghana are winless in their last five matches at the World Cup (D2 L3). Defeat here would see them exit in the group stages in consecutive appearances at the competition (also 2014), having reached the knockout rounds in both of their first two (2006 and 2010).Following their 2-0 win against Germany in 2018, and their 0-0 draw with Uruguay on MD1 this year, Korea Republic have kept a clean sheet in consecutive World Cup games for the first time. Their previous two shutouts in the competition came over a period of 16 games between 2002 and 2018.Korea Republic have scored exactly twice in each of their three FIFA World Cup meetings with African nations, beating Togo 2-1 in 2006, drawing 2-2 with Nigeria in 2010, and losing 4-2 to Algeria in 2014.This is the first meeting between Korea Republic and Ghana since a friendly in June 2014, with Jordan Ayew netting a hat-trick in a 4-0 win for the Black Stars.
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