Tuesday, December 6, 2022 – 1:34 am
Doha, December 5, WAM, The Brazilian national football team deservedly booked its place in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup, with a huge 4-1 victory over South Korea today in the second round (round of 16) of the tournament.
The Brazilian team will meet in the quarter-finals with its Croatian counterpart, who ended the dream of the Japanese team earlier today through penalty kicks in another match in the second round.
This is the eighth consecutive edition of the World Cup tournaments, in which the Brazilian national team reaches at least the quarter-finals, as the last version in which it came out of the round of 16 was the 1990 World Cup in Italy.
The Brazilian national team decided the match greatly in its first half through a clean quad, through which it practically confirmed that it is one of the candidates to win the title in the current version.
The Brazilian national team did not give its Korean counterpart any opportunity to enter the atmosphere of the match, as the team started scoring early through Vinicius Junior in the seventh minute, then other goals came through Neymar from a penalty kick, Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta in the 13th, 29th and 36th minutes, respectively, to end the first half with a clean four for Neymar and his companions.
In the second half, the Korean team intensified its attempts to respond and reduce the score, and this resulted in a goal in the 76th minute, signed by substitute Baek Song Ho.
The match witnessed the return of Neymar to participate in the matches of the Brazilian national team, after the injury prevented him from participating with the team in the matches against Switzerland and Cameroon in his group in the first round.
And with the goal scored by Neymar today, he became the third Brazilian player to score in 3 different versions of the World Cup after both the legend Pele and the phenomenon Ronaldo.
Neymar raised his tally to 76 goals, becoming one goal away from Pele’s participation in the title of the historic scorer for the Brazilian national team, which is unique to Pele so far with 77 goals.
Emad Al-Ali / Ahmed Zahran