Brazil Vs South Korea: Who Will Win In The Round Of 16?

Brazil vs South Korea who will win? When South Korea and Brazil square off in the round of 16 on Monday at Stadium 974, they will try to pull off yet another World Cup 2022 surprise.
The Selecao won Group G on goal differential, while Paulo Bento's team defeated Portugal on the penultimate day of Group H to finish second and go to the knockout rounds.

#1. Match preview

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Brazil's nine-game winning streak came to an end in their last Group G match against Cameroon, which the Indomitable Lions won 1-0. Brazil has been struggling to score in the first half of their World Cup games, and they need to fix this if they want to maintain their status as favorites. They have advanced to the World Cup knockout round for nine consecutive tournaments, but 32 years ago they were last eliminated in the round of 16 by Argentina.
South Korea have made it to the knockout rounds of the World Cup with a shock win over Portugal, and are now in with a chance of an unprecedented all-Asian quarterfinal if they can beat their potential opponents, Japan or Croatia. South Korea have only ever advanced past the round of 16 in a World Cup once before, in 2002, and recently suffered a 5-1 defeat to Brazil in a friendly match.

#2. Team News

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Brazil's team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar gave positive comments about Neymar's recovery from an ankle injury ahead of their game against South Korea. With Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telles out due to knee and hip issues respectively, Tite is without left guard, although Danilo is recovering from an ankle strain and may use Eder to replace Militao at right. Alisson, Militao, Marquinhos, Silva, Danilo; Paqueta, Casemiro, Neymar; Raphinha, Richarlison, Vinicius Jr. are potential starters for Brazil.
Lee Jae-sung may be worried about his starting XI spot as South Korea's Hwang battled a hamstring problem throughout the tournament and scored the goal that will propel his country to promotion. Lee Kang-in and Kim Young-gwon both had to leave the match against Portugal owing to physical issues, while Kim Min-jae was rested for the match due to calf soreness. Both men are believed to be healthy and expected to play on Monday, when star Son Heung-min will aim to improve on his goal total of one from his previous 13 World Cup attempts. Seung-gyu, Moon-hwan, Kyung-won, Young-gwon, Jin-su, In-beom, Woo-young, Hee-chan, Kang-in, Heung-min, and Gue-sung might all start for South Korea.

#3. We say: Brazil 2-1 South Korea

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With scoring threats all over the floor, South Korea can be confident they can take advantage of a tired Brazilian defense. Son Heung-min and Hwang Woo-suk will no doubt lick their lips after learning of the Selecao full-back's injury.
We expect the Selecao to have plenty of attacking options to push the five-time champions into the quarter-finals and end South Korea's dream despite Brazil's setback against Cameroon. Tite will now welcome a host of first-team talent, possibly even allowing Neymar to play from the start.
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