Hungary, having been thrashed by Honduras 3-0, and South Africa, who let in a last-minute equaliser to United Arab Emirates to draw 2-2, already have their backs to wall ahead of their Group F clash at Egypt 2009.
Hungary - South Africa, Wednesday 30 September, Alexandria, 18:45 (local time)
Both teams are aiming to hit the heights and qualify for the knock-out stage, and so one side is definitely going to be disappointed once the final whistle blows. South Africa would appear to be slight favourites, having gleaned a point from their opening match which they led right up until injury time. Hungary meanwhile may have put in a poor showing at the back against Honduras, but they have the kind of strike force that demands respect. The question now is which of the two teams will still have their morale intact after their respective opening match set-backs.
4. Hungary are on a terrible run of four consecutive defeats in FIFA U-20 World Cup competition: Argentina (0-3), Australia (0-1), Canada (1-2) and now Honduras (0-3). The team's last win came way back on 26 August 1985, 2-1 over Tunisia.
"We need to put our opening match behind us straight away and concentrate on the one against South Africa. Our dream before the tournament started was to get through to the Round of 16, but every match we play now will be like a final for us." Peter Gulacsi, Hungary goalkeeper
"We can't afford to lose our confidence - after all, we were ahead against the Asian champions until we had a man sent off. It's my job to plug the gaps in my team and set out our stall against Hungary." Serame Letsoaka, South Africa coach