17 June 2014 (19:00 local time)
Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá
South Korea's first match of the tournament which will be played six hours after Belgium and Algeria kick-off Group H action.
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Tu 19Nov 2013 N Russia 2 - 1 South Korea
1,414 km north of South Korea's base at Foz do Iguacu. (just under 2hrs by plane)
Where is it?: Right in the centre of South America, close to the Bolivian border.
Opening: Officials in the city told the BBC in November that the stadium would not be finished in time and that there are not enough hotel rooms for visiting fans. Fifa has confirmed that it will miss their completion deadline but general secretary Jerome Valcke says it will be ready by February 2014.
Climate: Hot. The temperatures in Cuiaba are consistently high in June and July, rising to daily highs of just over 30C, while it can reach a sweltering 37C. Thunderstorms are a possibility, with humidity expected to be in the 60-70% range.
BBC link to info about the other venues.
South Korea 4.00
South Korea's first round schedule:
South Korea v Russia (17 June)
South Korea v Algeria (22 June)
South Korea v Belgium (26 June)