South Korea are sweating over the fitness of one their key players ahead of their second Group game against Ghana.
Veteran defender Kim Min-Jae picked a knock during Korea’s opening game against Uruguay and has since not train with the team.
“I’m not sure because it’s my first muscle injury, but I don’t think it’s serious,” he said after the game.
His absence will be huge blow for coach Paulo Bento, who will have to rely on Kwon Kyung-won of Gamba Osaka to replace the Napoli star.
“Kim Min-jae has digested the European Champions League (UCL) and has an injury. I will watch and watch the schedule,” Korea boss Bento said.
The two nations will lock horns at the Education City Stadium on Monday.
The Black Stars fell to an agonising 3-2 defeat to Portugal on the opening day, while their Asian counterparts impressively held Uruguay to a goalless draw