Brazil: Alisson, Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro, Lucas Paqueta, Casemiro, Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius Junior, Richarlison.
South Korea: Seung-Gyu Kim, Moon-Hwan Kim, Min-Jae Kim, Young-Gwon Kim, Jin-Su Kim, Woo-Young Jung, Woo-Yeong Jeong, Kang-In Lee, Hee-Chan Hwang, Gue-Sung Cho, Heung-Min Son.
Brazil will go head-to-head with South Korea for a place in the last eight of the 2022 World Cup, with South Korea last reaching the last eight in 2002, the year Brazil last won the World Cup.
Brazil topped their group with ease, not conceding a shot on target in their first two games, but they were beaten by a late Vincent Aboubakar goal for Cameroon in their last game, whereas South Korea scored a 91st minute winner vs Portugal to qualify out of their group.
Brazil manager Tite confirmed Neymar will play if he is ready. “Regarding Neymar, he’s going to train this afternoon and if he is OK, he will play tomorrow.” Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telles have been ruled out of the rest of the tournament with knee injuries.Embed from Getty Images
South Korea’s star man, Heung Min Son, believes they “have a chance” to beat Brazil. “Since we have a chance to beat Brazil, we will do our best and prepare for our best game.”
Portuguese South Korea coach Paulo Bento says his side is not intimidated by Brazil. “We’re up against world-class players we are not intimidated.” He also said his side have “one chance.”Embed from Getty Images
Brazil and South Korea have never played competitively, but in six friendlies, Brazil have won five with South Korea winning the other.
Prediction: Brazil 2-0 South Korea.