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Brazil Beats South Korea 4-1 To Reach World Cup Quarter-Finals [Watch Highlights]

Brazil made a huge statement on Monday night when they demolished South Korea 4-1 to advance to the quarter-final against Croatia in the ongoing world cup in Qatar.

Brazil Beats South Korea 4-1 To Reach World Cup Quarter-Finals [Watch Highlights]

Brazil VS South Korea

Vinicius Junior, Neymar, Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta were all on the scoresheet in a dominant first half as Brazil cruised into a quarterfinal matchup against 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia on Dec. 9.

Neymar, who had missed Brazil’s final two group games after picking up an ankle injury against Serbia, and Danilo returned to the starting XI in their quest for a sixth World Cup title.

Vinicius wasted no time putting his side ahead, settling a cross from Raphinha that found him unmarked at the back post and calmly curling a shot into the side netting.

South Korea’s Jung Woo-Young fouled Richarlison in the area minutes after the opener to give Neymar a chance to double the lead.

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The Paris Saint-Germain star made no mistake from the spot, sending goalkeeper Kim Seung-Gyu the wrong way to make it 2-0 inside of 15 minutes.

The goal was Neymar’s 76th for Brazil, leaving him one short of tying Pele for most goals scored in the country’s famous yellow jersey.

Richarlison made it 3-0 before the half-hour mark, sliding the easiest of finishes into the South Korean goal following some brilliant individual skill and clever interplay with Thiago Silva at the top of the penalty area.

For their fourth goal of the first half, Brazil hit a helpless South Korea with a counter-attack that saw Neymar feed Vinicius, who in turn scooped a cross for the onrushing Paqueta to side-foot home with his first touch.

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-Min forced a great save from Alisson just after the restart, and Raphinha was twice denied at the other end as he looked to add to Brazil’s tally.

Despite holding Brazil goalless in the second half and scoring a stunning late consolation goal through Paik Seung-Ho, the damage was already done as South Korea’s World Cup came to an end against the high-flying tournament favourites.

Following the match, Brazil players took a group photo and held up a banner picturing 82-year-old football legend Pele to wish him well.

Brazil will now face Croatia in the quarter-finals at Education City on Friday.

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KanyiDaily had reported how Cameroon defeated Brazil 1-0 in their final Group G match, but it wasn’t enough to keep the African side in the 2022 world cup.

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