Five times World Cup winner Brazil faces South Korea in the round of 16 knockout phases. Brazil won their first two matches against Switzerland and Serbia. They eventually lost the last one, where the manager rested the stars and made nine changes to the team who faced Cameroon. Vincent Aboubakar scored the match’s only goal and was awarded a second yellow for his celebration.
On the other hand, South Korea had a pretty much unexpected tournament where they drew their first match against Uruguay and lost 3-2 to Ghana. Not much was expected from them against mighty Portugal, but they dug deep to win 2-1 against the European Favourites. They knocked out Ghana and Uruguay to qualify for the round of 16.
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2022 FIFA World Cup Brazil vs South Korea: Team news
Brazil has things to worry about in the round of 16 clashes. Gabriel Jesus is out of the World Cup due to a knee injury he suffered along with Alex Telles with the same issue against Cameroon. Neymar has been spotted training, but his fitness will also be checked before the match. Alex Sandro has been dealing with a hip issue, but Danilo might make it to the squad after his ankle injury.
Hwang Hee-Chan missed the first two games of the group stage due to a hamstring injury but came off the bench in the Portugal match to win it for his side. Center back Kim Min Jae is struggling with a calf issue and is not risked against Portugal, but his injury has been termed “not a big injury.” Kim Young Gwon also limped off in the last ten minutes of the Portugal game.
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2022 FIFA World Cup Brazil vs South Korea: Possible lineup
Militao, Silva, Marquinhos, Danilo;
Raphinha, Rodrygo, Vinicius;
South Korea (4-3-3):
Kim Moon-hwan, Kwon Kyung-wan, Kim Min-jae, Kim Jin-su;
Hwang In-beom, Jung Woo-young, Lee Kang-in;
Lee Jae-sung, Cho Gue-sung, Son Heung-min.
2022 FIFA World Cup Brazil vs South Korea: Prediction
Dani Alves said, “it’s a warning signal” after the defeat to Cameroon, and Brazil will be hoping to come back to form to win the glory at the finals. South Korea has also been proven a formidable opponent to beat at the ongoing tournament, and they will be looking forward to putting on an even better display when compared to the Portugal game. Brazil should be an easy winner with a margin of 2-0.
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