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Russia draws 1-1 with South Korea in World Cup

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Russia draws 1-1 with South Korea in World Cup
South Korea's Lee Keun-ho, bottom, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group H World Cup soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Russia's goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev reaches for a goal kick by South Korea's Lee Keun-ho after it bounced over his head allowing South Korea to score during the group H World Cup soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
South Korea's Lee Keun-ho, left, scores the opening goal past Russia's Sergei Ignashevich (4) during the group H World Cup soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Russia's Alexander Kerzhakov (11) celebrates with teammate Alexander Samedov (19) after scoring his side's first goal during the group H World Cup soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Russia's Alexander Kerzhakov celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group H World Cup soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Russia's Alexander Kerzhakov, third right, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group H World Cup soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Russia's Alexander Kerzhakov kicks the ball at South Korea's goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong to score his side's first goal during the group H World Cup soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
South Korea's Lee Keun-ho, front, is congratulated by Lee Chung-yong after scoring the opening goal during the group H World Cup soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Russia's Alexander Kerzhakov (11) celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group H World Cup soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Russia's Alexander Kerzhakov celebrates after scoring his side's first goal on South Korea's goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong during the group H World Cup soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
South Korea's Ki Sung-yueng (16) and Russia's Oleg Shatov (17) go for a header during the group H World Cup soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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By Steve Douglas

CUIABA, Brazil (AP) - Alexander Kerzhakov scored with one of his first touches after coming on as a substitute to earn Russia a 1-1 draw with South Korea on Tuesday in a World Cup match marked by the first big goalkeeping error of the tournament.

Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev spilled Lee Keun-ho's speculative shot into his own net to gift South Korea a 68th-minute lead at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba in Group H.

But Kerzhakov bailed his teammate out, turning in a shot from close range in the 74th - three minutes after coming on as a substitute - to rescue a point for Russia in a poor-quality match.

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