Brazil’s Opponents In The Pre-Quarters Are South Korea, What Happened When The Two Met Before This?: The pre-quarter picture of the 2022 Qatar World Cup has become clear with the matches held yesterday. Many teams entered the knock-out stage of the World Cup as World Cup surprises when many of the giants who commanded the title were eliminated in the first round.
It was also a tournament that welcomed Asian powers and African powers by upsetting the European champions.
The Round of 16:
– Netherlands x USA
– Argentina x Australia
– Japan x Croatia
– Brazil x South Korea
– France x Poland
– England x Senegal
– Morocco x Spain
– Portugal x Switzerland
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South Korea qualified for the knockout after defeating Portugal in Group H the other day. Korea won by two goals to one.
Uruguay’s World Cup hopes ended after Portugal’s defeat. With one win, one draw, and one loss, both teams had four points each, but South Korea advanced on goal difference. With this, the Latin American powers said goodbye to the World Cup.
Although South Korea qualified for the round of sixteen after beating Latin American powerhouse Uruguay, the team has to face another Latin American titan. Korea will face Group G champions Brazil.
If we look at the history between the two, the advantage has been with the Canaries. Brazil is also ahead in squad depth for the 2022 World Cup.
The two have met twice since the 2014 World Cup. Both times the victory was with Brazil.
Both of them came face to face on November 19, 2019. Brazil beat South Korea by three goals to none in the match held at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Lucas Paqueta, Philippe Coutinho, and Danilo scored for Brazil that day.
After that, both teams reached the ground together in June 2022. The Canaries blanked the Asian side by five goals to one in a friendly at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on June 2.
Brazil started scoring in the seventh minute of the match. Richarlison scored for Brazil. Coutinho and Jesus completed the list with a goal each while Neymar scored a brace.
Korea’s consolation goal was scored by Hwang Ui-jo.
Even though Brazil is strong on paper and in numbers, the fans are waiting to see if another coup victory will happen in the 2022 World Cup, where coups are a regular sight, if the world will see the power of Asian football once again or if the Canaries will score goals.