Brazil joined the qualifiers for the quarter-finals of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, with a broad victory over South Korea, by four goals to one, on Monday, at the “947” stadium in the round of 16 competitions.
The Selecao gave his opponent less than 7 minutes before Vinicius Junior opened the scoring after a distinguished individual effort from Rafinha, who penetrated and sent a cross, which the first followed into the net with a clever touch.
Only 5 minutes passed until Neymar da Silva doubled the score for Brazil with a second goal, which he signed from a penalty kick awarded by the referee, after a violation committed on Richarlison inside the restricted area.
The entertaining show of the samba dancers resulted in a beautiful third goal in the “tiki-taka” style, which came in the 29th minute, after a series of short passes, which Richarlison finished with a shot that settled into Kim Geo’s net.
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In the 36th minute, Vinicius kicked off from the right side of the Korean defense and presented a ball on a plate of gold to the one coming from behind Lucas Paqueta, who accepted the gift and placed the ball in the goal with the soles of his foot.
The Korean national team sensed the danger of incurring a historic loss, reminiscent of its fans who suffered in the 1954 World Cup when it fell by nine goals against Hungary, which made it focus on defense in the second half and close its areas in front of the Brazilian offensive tide.
And from a ball that bounced off the Brazilian defense, Seung Ho Paek scored the goal of honor for the Koreans with a powerful shot that surprised goalkeeper Alison Becker in the 76th minute.
Brazil, which dreams of a sixth title after an absence of two decades since the last crowning of the Gold Cup, will face Croatia in the next round on Saturday, December 10th.