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.
It will be fascinating to see how it all mixes together.
Here’s how to keep across all of the action later today…
Where to watch Uruguay vs South Korea
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BBC One, with coverage starting at 12.45pm before a 10am GMT kick-off.
Live stream: The ITV Hub will offer a free live stream.
LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.