Korean football, which advanced to the World Cup round of 16 after 12 years, is now taking on the challenge of the first ever 'away tournament'.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Paulo Bento, will play the 2022 Qatar World Cup round of 16 against Brazil at Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar at 4 am the day after tomorrow (6th).
Brazil, which topped Group G with 2 wins and 1 loss and advanced to the round of 16, has participated in the finals without missing a single match in the 22nd World Cup this year, and is a soccer powerhouse that has won the championship five times, the most in its career.
Of the 26 players on the final list, 22 are playing in England, Spain, France and Italy, which are the European professional football big leagues.
According to Transfermarkt, a football site that analyzes the market value of players, the market value of the 26 Brazilian players who participated in this tournament, that is, the estimated total transfer fee, is 1.14 billion euros, about 1.56 trillion won in our money.
Brazil's most valuable player is Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior, valued at €120 million.
The total market value of the Korean national team against this is 164.48 million euros, our money is 226 billion won.
In the South Korean national team, Heung-Min Son with €70 million is followed by defender Min-Jae Kim with €35 million.
In addition, Hwang Hee-chan and Lee Kang-in have a market value of more than 10 million euros.
In terms of ransom alone, the confrontation between Korea and Brazil is a battle between David and Goliath, but Bentuho played a tenacious game and won in the last game of the group stage against Portugal, which is close to 6 times the market value of our squad.
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