While the world awaits to see what kind of shape Heung-min Son is in following an injury in the build-up to the tournament in Qatar, Uruguay are being talked up as potential dark horses.
Draped in the World Cup tradition, the likes of Darwin Nunez and Federico Valverde add a new energy to a team who boast significant experience in major tournaments with the likes of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.
It will be fascinating to see how it all mixes together.
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Where to watch Uruguay vs South Korea
TV channel: The game will be broadcast live free-to-air on BBC One, with coverage starting at 12.45pm before a 1pm GMT kick-off.
Live stream: Fans can also watch for free online via the BBC Sport website or iPlayer.
LIVE coverage: Follow all the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.