Our opponent in the round of 16 is Brazil.

1 in the FIFA rankings, strong contenders but we have already proven that the ball is round.

Interest is also whether Neymar will be able to come out with an ankle injury.

Reporter Kwon Jong-oh analyzed it.


Brazil, which had already qualified for the round of 16 with two consecutive victories, took the time to leave out all of the starting players, including the goalkeeper, in the final game against Cameroon.

Still, the number of shots played an overwhelming 19-7.

However, he was blocked by the Cameroonian goalkeeper's successive saves and was unable to score a goal. Rather, he gave up a header to Abubakar in extra time in the second half and lost 1-0.

Still, Brazil ranked first in Group G ahead of Switzerland on goal difference, and competed for a ticket to the quarterfinals with Korea, second in Group H.

Brazil, which has won the World Cup five times in its career, is considered a strong favorite for the title as it ranks first in the FIFA rankings.

Top strikers are lined up, including Hisharlisson, who scored two goals, including a fantastic scissor kick, against Serbia, and Casemiro, who scored the winning goal against Switzerland.

However, this is not the best lineup as many of their key players are plagued by injuries.

Brazil is also wary of Korea's momentum as star star Neymar has not been able to train after injuring his right ankle in the first game, and defenders Danilo and Sandro are also uncertain due to injuries.

[Dani Alves/Brazil soccer team defender: Now we will fight fiercely even 1cm of the field (in the game against Korea).

We, who lost to Cameroon, learned a good lesson today.]

Bentuho, who had lost 5-1 in an evaluation match held in Seoul last June, played against Brazil on the best stage at 4:00 am on Tuesday the 6th with a refreshing revenge. We challenge the new myth of the away World Cup quarterfinals.

(Video editing: Kijeong Woo)