Brazil vs South Korea
World Cup 2022 Round of 16
Date: Monday, 5 December 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadium 974 (Doha).
On Monday night, Brazil will play South Korea in the FIFA World Cup 2022 knockout rounds with the goal of securing a spot in the competition’s quarterfinals.
The South American juggernauts are among the favorites to win the World Cup this year, and with a victory, they hope to make a powerful statement to their competitors.
Brazil lost to Cameroon in their final group match, but that team had a lot of rotation, so they will be motivated to play well against Korea.
In the meanwhile, South Korea stunned Portugal 2-1 to get to the round of 16, and they’ll be hoping to pull off another shock here.
Paulo Bento’s team has demonstrated that they are not to be underestimated and will be a challenge for Brazil.
The likes of Son Heung-Min will be brimming with confidence and momentum going into this game, but in order to grind out a memorable outcome here, they will need to perform at the very top of their game.
Brazil vs South Korea Head to head :
- Brazil won 4 of the 5 overall head-to-head meetings against South Korea while losing once.
- The teams met in June this year and the Selecao thrashed the Taegeuk Warriors 5-1.
Brazil vs South Korea Prediction :
The Asian team has proven that they are a respectable foe, and they will be eager to impress Brazil as well.
The South American team appears to be significantly superior on paper, and there is a huge class gap. But the race is probably going to be close.
Nevertheless, Brazil has enough firepower to win this.
The South American giants will prevail by a slim margin, according to The dilta.
Brazil vs South Korea Team News :
Despite the busyness of the Brazil team’s treatment room during their brief stay in Qatar, Selecao physician Rodrigo Lasmar gave a favorable update on Neymar, who still has a chance to heal from an ankle injury in time to start against South Korea.
Although the former was always anticipated to withdraw for Richarlison here, Tite has now lost both Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telles for the remainder of the competition due to knee injuries they both suffered in the match with Cameroon.
Due to the absence of Telles and Alex Sandro’s hip issue, Tite is lacking a left-back, although Danilo is recovering well from an ankle strain of his own and might fill in, with Eder Militao on the right flank.
Lee Jae-sung may now be concerned for his position in the starting XI because South Korea’s Hwang had hamstring issues throughout the tournament before scoring the goal that would advance his country.
Lee Kang-in and Kim Young-gwon also had to leave the match against Portugal owing to physical issues and will need to be examined, while Kim Min-jae was rested for the match against Portugal due to calf soreness and is still a big question mark.
Both men are believed to be healthy and expected to play on Monday, when star Son Heung-min will aim to improve on his pitiful goal total of one from his previous 13 World Cup attempts.
Brazil possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Militao, Marquinhos, Silva, Danilo; Paqueta, Casemiro, Neymar; Raphinha, Richarlison, Vinicius Jr
South Korea possible starting lineup:
Seung-gyu; Moon-hwan, Kyung-won, Young-gwon, Jin-su; In-beom, Woo-young; Hee-chan, Kang-in, Heung-min; Gue-sung