The Monday night encounter will see the South American nation as the overwhelming favourite, thanks to their impeccable history in the competition.
Brazil face a tricky South Korean test in the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2022 at Stadium 974. The Monday night encounter will see the South American nation as the overwhelming favourite, thanks to their impeccable history in the competition and recent good run. Despite losing their final group game against Cameroon, the five-time champions are expected to see off the threat that will be posed by the resilient Asian side. However, Tite’s side will be well aware of the difficult challenge at hand against a side that never gives up till the end, making the contest all the more interesting.
|Brazil vs South Korea||Key details|
|Kickoff time in India||12:30 am (Tuesday)|
|Kickoff time in Brazil||4 pm (Monday)|
|Kickoff time in South Korea||4 am (Tuesday)|
|Kickoff time in Qatar||10 pm|
After winning the opening two games in Group G, Brazil were easing through to the last-16 stage. However, a late Vincent Aboubakar goal gave Cameroon an unlikely victory over the five-time champions in their final group game. Despite that blip, Brazil are still expected to find their A-game in time to get the better of their opponents on Monday. On the other hand, South Korea performed miracles to qualify out of Group H. After managing just one point from two games, they found themselves a goal down against Portugal in their final group match. However, an inspired comeback saw them win 2-1 and reach the knockout stage at the expense of Uruguay.
Throughout the World Cup, the main talking point for Brazil has been the fitness situation of Neymar. Finally, their fans can have some positive news, as it is reported that the Paris Saint-Germain forward could be in line to make his return against South Korea. However, Brazil have to make do without Alex Telles and Gabriel Jesus for the rest of the tournament. Alex Sandro is also a doubt for the match, hence Danilo could play as a left-back. On the other hand, South Korea could welcome back Kim Min-jae following his minor injury concern. There are also question marks over the participation of Kim Young-gwon and Lee Kang-in.
Brazil possible line-up: Alisson, Militao, Marquinhos, Silva, Danilo, Casemiro, Fred, Paqueta, Raphinha, Vinicius Jr, Richarlison
South Korea possible line-up: Seung-gyu, Moon-hwan, Young-gwon, Min-jae, Jin-su, In-beom, Woo-young, Hee-chan, Kang-in, Heung-min, Gue-sung
|South Korea lose to Brazil||1-5|
|Brazil beat South Korea||3-0|
|South Korea lose to Brazil||0-2|
|South Korea lose to Brazil||2-3|
|South Korea beat Brazil||1-0|
The FIFA World Cup match between Brazil and South Korea will take place at Stadium 974 on Tuesday at 12:30 am IST.
The FIFA World Cup in Qatar can be seen on Sports18 – 1 SD & HD – in India. Sports 18 will be telecasting the games on the regular and HD Channels. Besides, Viacom18 Sports announced that JioCinema will live-stream all the World Cup games. Moreover, the match between Brazil and South Korea can be seen on Canais Globo, NOW NET e Claro, SporTV 2, GloboEsporte.com, SporTV, Globo in Brazil; and KBS2 Korea, SBS Korea, MBC Korea in South Korea.