Jun 17, 2014 at 11pm UK at ‚ÄčArena 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 pleased with Russia reaction in South Korea draw

Capello happy with Russia reaction
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Russia manager Fabio Capello says that he was pleased with his side's reaction in their 1-1 draw with South Korea.

Russia manager Fabio Capello has said that he was pleased with his side's comeback in their 1-1 draw with South Korea.

When Igor Akinfeev fumbled Lee Keun-Ho's shot in the 68th minute, it seemed as though the Koreans would go on to wrap up a victory, but Aleksandr Kerzhakov scored with his first touch after appearing as a substitute to ensure that the Russians did not leave their World Cup 2014 opener empty handed.

Capello - who saw in his 68th birthday during the game - was particularly pleased with the way his side fought back so quickly after going a goal behind.

"After the goal they scored it is not easy to react," he told BBC Sport.

"The players' reaction was really good. They had two chances to score the second, but that is football.

"Aleksandr Kerzhakov is a fantastic player, he always has chances to score goals."

The result means that Russia and South Korea are tied on one point apiece and sit two points behind Group H leaders Belgium, who beat Algeria 2-1 yesterday.

Lee Keun-Ho of South Korea celebrates scoring his team's first goal with Lee Chung-Yong 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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