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[뉴스포커스] ‘A miracle again’… First ever away World Cup Quarterfinal challenge

The match between the Korean national soccer team and Brazil, which are dreaming of making the first quarterfinal of the trip, is coming tomorrow.

There is a sense of pressure to fight the world’s strongest Brazil again 76 hours after the match against Portugal, but the atmosphere of the national team is said to be the best ever.

Meanwhile, in order to support our national team, which advanced to the round of 16 for the first time in 12 years, the Red Devils have applied for the use of Gwanghwamun Square tomorrow as well.

We will talk about related contents in detail with Park Chan-ha, KBS soccer commentator.


After 12 years, we advanced to the round of 16 at the World Cup, so it seems like we only talked about soccer when we met people over the weekend. First of all, there are many evaluations that the Korean national soccer team’s advancement to the round of 16 was not a miracle but a skill. How do you rate it?

In the game against Portugal, I still can’t forget the excitement of Hwang Hee-chan’s come-from-behind goal in extra time in the second half. It is said that it was the shortest goal after being substituted in the history of the World Cup in Korea. It is said that our national team set various records with advancing to the round of 16 in this World Cup. What other records do you have?

The British daily newspaper reported that the most colorful game in history was completed. Four of the rounds of 16 have already ended, and the United States, Australia, Poland, and Senegal have fallen apart, and European and South American teams such as the Netherlands, Argentina, France, and England have advanced to the round of 8, but Asian and African countries have surpassed the round of 16 and another Can we write history?

There was also an interview where the Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary said he wanted to watch the Korea-Japan match in the quarterfinals. The story that came out at the same time as Korea’s decision to advance to the round of 16 was that, if done well, a match between Korea and Japan could be made in the quarterfinals. It is only possible if Japan beats Croatia and Korea beats Brazil, but there is also a parallel theory for the Korea-Japan World Cup. How much do you think is possible?

Now, let’s analyze the world’s No. 1 Brazilian team. There was a rumor that the players of the Brazilian team had a lot of injuries, but looking at the press yesterday, Neymar seems to have recovered from an ankle injury. Sandru’s recovery from his hip injury is also being looked at. In fact, isn’t there a huge difference in the ransom between Brazilian players and Korean national team players? Which players will be in the starting lineup?

Three players, including key goalkeeper Neymar, are said to be avoiding the PCR test despite having cold symptoms such as coughing and sore throat. I heard that the national team test is not enforced even though it is still in the middle of the corona pandemic? Are these parts not strongly requested by the opposing team?

Coach Bento, who had to watch the match against Portugal from the stands, returns to the bench this time. He became the only foreign coach to advance to the round of 16. The match against Brazil this time is truly a match between David and Goliath. The previous record against Brazil is also completely inferior with 1 win and 6 losses. From the standpoint of Korea, it seems that the side defense should be locked up more tightly, but where should we focus on the Brazilian strategy?

Foreign media predicts that Korea will select Hwang Hee-chan, a ‘Portuguese war hero’, in response to Brazil. ‘Monster defender’ Kim Min-jae, who missed the match against Portugal due to injury, especially who will play as the right winger, what do you think of the lineup for the match against Brazil?

I think the recovery of the players’ stamina will be a variable in this match against Brazil. The match against Portugal was a very tough match both physically and emotionally, and we had to play again 72 hours after the match. Brazil changed their lineup in the last match and let their main players rest. Our players, are your stamina and condition okay?

‘Stadium 974’, where the game against Brazil will be held this time, is where our players will play for the first time. Unlike other stadiums, this is not air-conditioned, and I heard that it is a very unique stadium. Can you introduce the Stadium 974 where the game against Brazil will be held?

So far our players have played two matches at 4pm local time and one match at 6pm local time. The game against Brazil tomorrow will start at 10:00 pm local time. Could the night game be a variable?

And I’ll be careful about one more thing. It is said that the referee was also assigned to the game against Brazil in Uruguay.

There were many people who said that they would go out to Gwanghwamun Square to cheer for us, even though the match is at 4:00 AM tomorrow. Is it permitted to gather in Gwanghwamun tomorrow as well?

Looking at the probability of winning the Korean national team against Brazil, published by a soccer statistics media outlet, it is very low at 8.2%. However, the probability of Korea advancing to the round of 16 was only 11%, so didn’t it succeed in the end? Looking forward to 8.2% becoming 100% this time, what do you think of the result of the game against Brazil?

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