HOSTS South Korea have just kicked off in the biggest game in their history.

After only winning their first World Cup finals match 10 days ago, they have a great chance of making a first appearance in the knock-out stages.

But standing in their way are one of the tournament favourites Portugal, who have recovered from a shock opening defeat by USA, to beat Poland convincingly 4-0.

South Korea coach Guus Hiddink says: "There have already been some very memorable moments for us in this World Cup, now we are hoping for at least one more.

"So far they have done some tremendous things and I am proud of them. Now let's have some fun."

A draw will be enough for South Korea, while Portugal must win. USA are playing Poland in the other game now.

Second Round line-up:

1 Saturday (7.30am): Germany v Paraguay

2 Saturday (12.30pm): Denmark v England

3 Sunday (7.30am): Sweden v Senegal

4 Sunday (12.30pm): Spain v Rep Ireland

5 Monday (7.30am): Mexico v Portugal, South Korea or USA

6 Monday (12.30pm): Brazil v Belgium

7 Tuesday (7.30am): Japan v Turkey

8 Tuesday: (12.30pm): Portugal, South Korea or USA v Italy.


A Friday (7.30am): Winner 2 v Winner 6

B Friday (12.30): Winner 1 v Winner 5

C Saturday (7.30am): Winner 4 v Winner 8

D Saturday (12.30pm): Winner 3 v Winner 7


Tuesday, June 25 (12.30pm): Winner B v Winner C

Wednesday, June 26 (12/.30pm): Winner A v Winner D

Third place Play-off:

Saturday, June 29 (noon)


Sunday, June 30 (noon)