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South Korea saw their 2022 FIFA World Cup journey come to a crashing end on Monday evening as they fell to a 4-1 defeat at the hands of tournament favourites Brazil.

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The Taegeuk Warriors found the net late on through substitute Paik Seung-ho, but four unanswered first half Brazil goals took the game far from South Korea’s reach. After the match, South Korea manager Paulo Bento spoke to the media about his future.

‘We just have to think about the future and it will not be with the national team of South Korea’ Bento said after the match.

‘I have just announced to the players and the president of the South Korean federation and this was a decision I had already taken since September’.

Bento leaves his role after four years of coaching the national side.

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After the match, Brazil manager Tite spoke to the media about his celebration with Tottenham Hotspur’s Richarlison following the Selecao’s third goal of the evening.

‘I try to adapt to my players’ said Tite in his post-match press conference.

‘There are various people who will say it was disrespectful. I know there’s always a camera and I didn’t want it to be misinterpreted’.

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Brazil will face Croatia in the quarter-finals after winning their World Cup round of 16 tie for the eighth consecutive tournament.

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May 2024