Brazil outplayed South Korea and knock them out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar after a thrilling five goals encounter.
Brazilian supporters gathered to the stadium and were ecstatic about their team’s prospects for advancement.
The fact that their squad fell to Cameroon in their most recent game hasn’t dimmed their spirits.
Note that the round of 16 World Cup match between Brazil and South Korea at the Stadium 974 on December 5, 2022, is the last football match that will be held at the stadium. After the 2022 FIFA World Cup is over, the stadium will be entirely dismantled.
In their previous match against Portugal, the Tottenham attacker excelled, contributing a crucial assist to Hwang Hee-Chan’s game-winning goal in stoppage time.
He needed to provide another impactful performance for the Taegeuk Warriors, but Brazil was too much for him.
Neymar’s comeback to the team boosted their spirits because he was forced to miss the group games after suffering an ankle injury in their first game.
He is yet to score in this competition, but for his club team, Paris Saint-Germain, he has been in excellent form, having already scored 15 goals in 20 appearances this season.
Richarlison, on the other hand, made his presence known on the international stage by scoring twice against Serbia and capping it off with an incredible bicycle kick.
Since then, he hasn’t been able to increase his goal total, but the dangerous South Korea failed to hold him down for long.
South Korea opted for the more conventional 4-4-2 system, whereas Brazil used a 4-1-2-3 formation.
On Monday night, South Korea started off the match at Stadium 974.
Raphael Raphinha ran in and attempted to look for a receiver in the area after Real Madrid star Vinicious Jr. picked up the ball just outside the box on the right side.
He saw Neymar and sent a pass, but the Paris Saint-Germain number 10 was tackled before the ball could reach him.
Vinicius Junior, who had plenty of room, received the ball at his feet on the left side and finished well to record his first World Cup goal!
Brazil was awarded a penalty not long after the Real Madrid star scored his first World Cup goal.
Jung Woo-young knocked Richarlison to the ground within the box, and the referee pointed to the location. As soon as Brazil won the penalty, South Korea’s situation only got worsened.
After making his comeback from injury, Neymar Jr. converted the penalty kick to put Brazil ahead 2-0.
Neymar fooled Seung-gyu totally by running up slowly and shooting for the bottom right corner of the net.
In the 26th minute, Richarlison made it 3-0 as Brazil raged on at Stadium 974.
The ball eventually found Richarlison, who quickly exchanged passes with Silva on the edge of the box after a Brazil left side corner failed to produce any results.
He took it inside once more, pointed it towards Seung-gyu to the right, and hit the mark.
With Paqueta’s 4-0 goal in the 36th minute, Brazil proved to be unstoppable.
Vinicious Jr. made a move toward the box’s left side. He fired a chip to the midfielder after spotting Paqueta on his own to the right.
Paqueta made the decision to fire right after receiving it, and Seung-gyu had little chance of stopping the ball as it nestled in the bottom right corner of the goal.
Brazil led South Korea 4-0 at the half, making them question their decision to travel to Qatar.
It was evident that South Korea was trying to transfer the ball upward through the sides despite having a few men lying deep for the counter.
Although they have made multiple attempts to expose the Brazilian defense, they had difficulties producing chances in the second half.
Paik Seung-ho’s goal from outside the area gave South Korea an unexpected comeback.
The shot was so well-placed that it deflected, completely defeating Alisson Becker. In the 74th minute, South Korea scored what appeared to be a consolation goal.
That was all the Koreans could salvage from the thrashing, just one consolation goal that they will probably remember subsequently.
The Brazilians have once again shown their attacking and game managing prowess thanks to Neymar Jr and Richarlison.
Brazil will met with Croatia in their next match (quarter-finals). Note that Croatia beat Japan via penalties earlier today to book a date with Brazil in the quarterfinals.