Talented Brazil faces high-energy South Korea in a Round of 16 match with a quarterfinal berth at stake.
Hwang Hee-stoppage-time chan’s goal handed Korea a stunning win over Portugal to advance from Group H ahead of Uruguay.
Brazil lost 1-0 to Cameroon in their last group game. The Selecao claimed first place on goal difference, setting up a meeting versus South Korea.
Brazil beat South Korea 5-1 in a June friendly. Neymar’s return from an ankle injury will have Brazil fans hoping for another landslide triumph.
The Sporting News covers Brazil vs. South Korea at the 2022 World Cup. Round 16 results from Qatar are below.
1H 2H Brazil-South Korea
Brazil South Korea
4. Marquinhos, 3. Silva, 2. Danilo — 5. Casemiro, 7. Paqueta — 11. Raphinha, 10. Neymar, 20. Vinicius Jr — 9. Richarlison.
4. Kim Min-jae, 19. Kim Young-gwon, 3. Kim Jin-su — 5. Jung Woo-young, 1. Kim Seung-gyu (GK) — 15. Kim Moon-hwan 6. Hwang In-beom — 11. Son Heung-min—Cho Gue-sung
2022 World Cup highlights: Brazil vs. South Korea
1:45 from kickoff: After today’s final World Cup game, Stadium 974 will be destroyed.
2 hours 15 minutes until kickoff: This Round of 16 match features Tottenham. Richarlison hopes to carry his World Cup form to his club with South Korea’s Heung Min-Son. Harry Kane and Dejan Kulusevski both play up front for Spurs.
2 hrs 40 mins to kickoff: Brazil manager Tite went public with his World Cup selection before consulting his players individually. Richarlison was sure to make the squad, but the wait must have been nerve-wracking.
Richarlison’s response to being picked was amazing and captivated fans’ attention. The Barcelona attacker is now a regular pick after scoring twice against Serbia, including a goal of the tournament candidate.
Brazil’s Raphinha will face South Korea’s Heung Min-Son and Kim Jin-Su on the right flank. We expect Messi to score, with Neymar functioning as a decoy due to injury.
3 hours 33 minutes until kickoff Ji-sung Park, a former South Korea and Manchester United player, told CNN he hopes for “another shock” against Brazil. Park predicted Brazil would win the World Cup before it started, and while they lost in the group decider, “their first and second matches showed how they play and how good they are,” so he’s aware of the threat.
Park concedes Brazil “destroyed” Korea 5-1 in a friendly in June, but adds it was a “wonderful lesson” for today’s encounter.
Brazil’s injuries go beyond Neymar. Danilo has a similar ankle injury to Neymar, and Fred filled in for him against Switzerland.
Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telles have been ruled out for the rest of the tournament with injuries, which weakens the team’s depth.
4 hours 15 mins to kickoff. These two teams will face Japan or Croatia in the quarterfinals. If you wish to follow the game live, you can do so here.
Asian nations will be supporting each other as they attempt to maintain the finest World Cup competition the continent has ever seen, with more teams in the knockout stage (3) than any previous tournament.
4 hours 45 minutes until kickoff: Spurs will win Monday. Regardless, one of their stars is leaving.
5-hour countdown: Neymar will play against South Korea. Before the game, he practises. The coach says, “If training goes well, he’ll play.”
Lineups, team news: Brazil vs. South Korea
Neymar and Danilo are back for Brazil after being injured in the opener. Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telles will be out with knee injuries. Alex Sandro has a hip ailment, according to Brazilian media.
Coach Tite is poised to put right-back Danilo at left-back with Alex Sandro and Alex Telles sidelined.
Brazil (4-2-3-1, R-L): Alisson (GK) — Eder Militao, Marquinhos, Silva, Danilo — Casemiro, Paqueta — Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius Jr, Richarlison
Paulo Bento will have a choice to make on the right wing with the return of Hwang Hee-chan, whose stoppage-time heroics got South Korea here. Other teammates may replace him throughout group matches.
Napoli defender Kim Min-jae missed the last encounter due to injury, but he could return for this one, which could send the Koreans to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2002.
4. Kim Min-jae, 19. Kim Young-gwon, 3. Kim Jin-su — 5. Jung Woo-young, 6. Hwang In-beom — 11. Hwang Hee-chan, 18. Lee Kang-in, 7. Son Heung-min — 9. Cho Gue-sung
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