Uruguay enters the World Cup seeking one more deep run centered on some of its most accomplished players ever, while South Korea is hoping to replicate the magic of 20 years ago.

Those are the basic stakes as the two sides open Group H play on Thursday in Qatar. Uruguay features five players on its squad with at least 115 caps, including the aging forward tandem of Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani, and after rallying in qualifying to punch their ticket to the World Cup, La Celeste are eyeing a fourth straight tournament in which they gets out of their group.

South Korea, meanwhile, has its hopes largely rest on Son Heung-min, the effervescent Tottenham star who suffered an orbital fracture earlier this month, but is set to play with a protective mask. It was at the last World Cup hosted by an Asian confederation nation (2002, Japan/South Korea) that the Koreans reached the semifinals, but its history in the competition has been lacking since, with just three wins total across the last four World Cups.  

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Here are the lineups for both sides:


Full World Cup Squads

Uruguay

GOALKEEPERS: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Sergio Rochet (Nacional), Sebastián Sosa (Independiente)

DEFENDERS: Ronald Araujo (Barcelona), Martín Cáceres (LA Galaxy), Sebastián Coates (Sporting CP), José Giménez (Atlético Madrid), Diego Godín (Velez Sarsfield), Mathías Olivera (Napoli), José Luis Rodriguez (Nacional), Guillermo Varela (Flamengo), Matías Viña (Roma)

MIDFIELDERS: Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Flamengo), Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham), Nicolás de la Cruz (River Plate), Lucas Torreira (Galatasaray), Manuel Ugarte (Sporting CP), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Matías Vecino (Lazio)

FORWARDS: Agustín Cannobio (Athletico Paranaense), Edinson Cavani (Valencia), Maxi Gómez (Trabzonspor), Darwin Núñez (Liverpool), Facundo Pellistri (Manchester United), Luis Suárez (Nacional), Facundo Torres (Orlando City)

COACH: Diego Alonso

South Korea

GOALKEEPERS: Jo Hyeon-woo (Ulsan Hyundai), Kim Seung-gyu (Al Shabab), Song Bum-keun (Jeonbuk Motors)

DEFENDERS: Cho Yu-min (Daejon Citizen), Hong Chul (Daegu FC), Kim Jin-su (Jeonbuk Motors), Kim Min-jae (Napoli), Kim Moon-hwan (Jeonbuk Motors), Kim Tae-hwan (Ulsan Hyundai), Kim Young-gwon (Ulsan Hyundai), Kwon Kyung-won (Gamba Osaka), Yoon Jong-gyu (FC Seoul)

MIDFIELDERS: Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos), Jung Woo-young (Al Sadd), Kwon Chang-hoon (Gimcheon Sangmu), Lee Jae-sung (Mainz), Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), Paik Seung-ho (Jeonbuk Motors), Son Jun-ho (Shandong Taishan)

FORWARDS: Cho Gue-sung (Jeonbuk Motors), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Hwang Ui-jo (Olympiacos), Jeong Woo-yeong (Freiburg), Na Sang-ho (FC Seoul), Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Song Min-kyu (Jeonbuk Motors)

COACH: Paulo Bento

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