Jun 17, 2014 at 11pm UK at ​Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba
Russia
1-1
South KoreaSouth Korea
Kerzhakov (74')
Shatov (48')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Keun-Ho (68')
Heung-Min (12'), Sung-Yueng (30'), Ja-Cheol (90')

Fabio Capello backs "great champion" Igor Akinfeev

Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev punches clear the danger against Sweden on June 18, 2008.
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Russia coach Fabio Capello gives his backing to goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev following his error during Tuesday's 1-1 draw with South Korea at the World Cup.

Russia coach Fabio Capello has backed goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev following his error during Tuesday's draw with South Korea at the World Cup.

Akinfeev saw Lee Keun-Ho's shot slip through his grasp to give the Koreans the lead before Aleksandr Kerzhakov spared his blushes by netting an equaliser with 15 minutes left.

"Goalkeepers can make mistakes like any other player, and today it happened to a great champion like Igor Akinfeev," Capello told FIFA.com. "Fortunately we were able to make up for his mistake."

Russia continue their World Cup campaign on Sunday when they play Belgium in Rio de Janeiro.

Park Chu-Young of South Korea reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Russia and South Korea at Arena Pantanal on June 17, 2014
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