Brazil vs Korea Republic – Round of 16 – Preview & Prediction | 2022 FIFA World Cup
When is Brazil vs Korea Republic on and what time does it start? Brazil vs Korea Republic will take place on Monday 5th December, 2022 – 19:00 (UK)
Where is Brazil vs Korea Republic taking place? Brazil vs Korea Republic will take place at Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar
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- Brazil opted to heavily rotate their side for their final group game against Cameroon but it cost them their 100% record at the tournament to date as they were beaten, although it did not prevent them from topping the group.
- In perhaps a bigger blow than losing that game, the injuries are starting to mount for Brazil with Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telles both ruled out for the tournament but in what would be a huge boost, talisman Neymar looks set to be passed fit for this contest.
- South Korea came from behind to defeat Portugal in injury time of their final group game which saw them snatch second spot and book this Round of 16 matchup with Brazil.
- The South Koreans refused to give up and were rewarded for their persistence as Hwang Hee-chan’s strike put his side through and having scored that goal, he may have done enough to force his way into the starting XI for this contest.
THE TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Alisson; Eder Militao, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Danilo; Guimaraes, Casemiro; Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius Junior; Richarlison
UNAVAILABLE: Alex Sandro (Injured), Gabriel Jesus (Injured), Alex Telles (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Neymar (Injured), Danilo (Injured)
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Kim Seung-gyu; Kim Moon-hwan, Kwon Kyung-won, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Jin-su; Hwang In-beom, Jeong Woo-young; Hwang Hee-chan, Lee Kang-in, Son Heung-min; Cho Gue-sung
QUESTIONABLE: Lee Kang-in (Injured), Kim Young-gwon (Injured)
THE KEY STATS
- Brazil have won five of the previous six matches between these two nations, and four in a row – including a 5-1 victory in June 2022 – since Korea Republic’s sole triumph in 1993. All of those previous encounters were friendly matches
- Brazil have won each of their previous three FIFA World Cup matches against Asian teams
- Brazil have been successful in each of their last seven FIFA World Cup round of 16 ties, six of the matches were won in regulation time. The last time they didn't progress further than the round of 16 was 1990
- Brazil have lost three of their last four matches in the knockout stage of the FIFA World Cup (W1)
- Brazil have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven FIFA World Cup round of 16 matches
- Brazil have scored two or more goals in five of their last six FIFA World Cup round of 16 matches
- If Brazil fail to score, it will be the first time they have not scored in two successive World Cup matches since 1974
- Brazil finished at the top of their group in the opening round for the 11th successive World Cup - the last time they didn't top their group in the opening stage was 1978.
- Against Cameroon, Dani Alves became the oldest player to play in the FIFA World Cup for Brazil at the age of 39 years and 210 days surpassing Thiago Alves (38 years and 67 days v. Switzerland 28 November 2022)
- Korea Republic are through to the round of 16 for the third time (2002, 2010 and 2022)
- Korea Republic have won one and lost one of their previous two matches in the round of 16. They defeated Italy 2-1 (aet) in 2002 and then in 2010 they lost 2-1 against Uruguay
- Korea Republic have lost their last three matches in the knockout stage of the FIFA World Cup
- Korea Republic are without a win in their previous six World Cup matches against South American teams (D2 L4)
- Korea Republic are aiming to win two successive World Cup matches for the first time since 2002
- Korea Republic have only failed to score in three of their last 13 FIFA World Cup matches
- Korea Republic have scored two goals in successive matches in a single World Cup final competition for the first time
Brazil were surprisingly beaten by Cameroon in their final group game but will recall a host of first-choice players for this Round of 16 games with South Korea. The Brazilians decided to give some of their fringe players some minutes having already booked their spot in the knockout stages and will now be back to full-strength here and that could include Neymar should he overcome a knock. South Korea will need to be at their very best here and while they will be on a high after a dramatic win over Portugal, this is likely to be a step too far so expect Brazil to win this in the 90 minutes.
TIP: BRAZIL TO WIN