The stage is set for the ultimate clash although less than a handful could have rightly predicted the encounter set to unfold at the Stadion Widzewa Lodz on Saturday. Believe it or not and against all odds, only the shadows of France, Portugal, Argentina and the likes exists at this point as it is Ukraine and South Korea who look set to battle for global supremacy at the 22nd edition of the FIFA U20 World Cup.
There were upsets all through the campaign and the climax saw the dreams of both Italy and Ecuador being zonked out in the penultimate matchups. One final lap remains between transcendence and derailment with the tournament's glittering relic perching right across the finish line. Who is taking it home?
Here is all you need to know ahead of Ukraine vs South Korea:
What is the form of Ukraine in contrast to South Korea's?
Ukraine's form at the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup - Win: 5 Draw: 1 Loss: 0
South Korea's form at the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup - Win: 5 Draw: 0 Loss: 1.
What is the head-to-head record of Ukraine vs South Korea?
Prior to the start of the tournament in Poland, Ukraine and South Korea featured in a warm-up friendly which saw the former run away with a 1-0 victory. Aside the meeting in March, the two sides have never met in any competition.
Key players to watch in Ukraine vs South Korea
Andriy Lunin (Ukraine)
In an interesting turn of events, Andriy Lunin joined the Ukraine senior team for the recent EURO 2020 qualifiers and was unavailable to feature in the U20's quarterfinal win over Colombia. Posing to be a national asset at the age of 20, the Real Madrid shot stopper has been immense in post for the young Yellow and Blues, conceding just three goals in five matches.
Lee Kangin (South Korea)
Lee Kangin's playmaking prowess has been one of the integral forces driving South Korea's ball playing philosophy. The Valencia prodigy's creativity more often than not sparks the free-flowing attacks launched by the the Taeguk Warriors throughout the campaign.
With a goal and four assists to his name so far, more magic could be produced by Lee Kangin in the impending clash.
Broadcast information for Ukraine vs South Korea
In South Korea, watch the FIFA U20 Final live on MBC Korea and SBS Korea.
For viewers in Ukraine, the match will be aired live on 1TV Ukraine.
Fans in UK can watch the clash on FreeSports TV UK.
UNIVERSO, Fox Sports 1, UNIVERSO NOW, and Telemundo Deportes En Vivo will show the game in US.
See below for broadcast information specific to your country or region:
Ukraine U20 vs Korea Republic U20 Broadcast Information
Stadium: Stadion Miejski Widzewa Łódź (Łódź)
Canada: TSN2, RDS GO, TSN GO, RDS
France: Canal+ Sport
Germany: ORF Sport Plus
India: SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD, Sony LIV
Indonesia: Super Soccer TV
Korea Republic: MBC Korea, SBS Korea
Malaysia: Astro Supersport, Astro Go
Netherlands: NPO 2, Canvas
Nigeria: Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique
Portugal: RTP2, RTP Play
Ukraine: 1TV Ukraine
United Kingdom: FreeSports TV UK
United States: fuboTV, UNIVERSO NOW, UNIVERSO, Fox Sports 1, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, FOX Sports GO