In Group H action of the World Cup yesterday in Brazil, Russia and South Korea completed a 1-1 tie. The two teams were the last two in the tournament to play their first game. The first goal scored in the match was highlight-reel blooper quality by the Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, who fumbled a relatively routine save on a shot from Korean shooter Lee Keunho.
Keunho's goal came in the 68th minute of the match. Alexander Kerzhakov of Russia tied the game inthe 74th minute with this goal:
The draw was a relief for Russia; as The Guardian put it, "...Kerzhakov rescues a draw for Russia after Igor Akinfeev's shocking error hands South Korea the lead in a largely lifeless affair."
Lifeless affair is probably a the best way to describe it. Russia's next game is against Belgium on Sunday, while Korea will play again on Sunday as well versus Algeria.