World Cup Qatar 2022: Brazil seeks quarterfinals against South Korea

The selected of Brazilone of the firm candidates to fight for the world title, will face this Monday from 16 (TyC Sports and DirecTV Sports) in stadium 974 Doha to South Korea in search of a place in the quarterfinals of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The one who emerges victorious of this key will face in the next phase with the winner of the crossing between Japan and Croatia.

The Scratch comes from losing 1-0 against Cameroon for the third and last date of Group G, where it ended with six units, the same as Switzerland, but in first position by goal difference.

Coach Tite is excited about being able to count on the brazilian star neymar30 years old, who suffered a ligament injury in his right ankle in the 2-0 win of debut against Serbia.

“Neymar will train. If he is well, he will be in the game”, reinforced the technical director about the possible presence of the Paris Saint Germain footballer, a team he shares with Lionel Messi.

In this way, Tite will put the usual headlines back on the field, after having fielded a team with a majority of substitutes against Cameroon.

Also at a press conference Captain Thiago Silva gave his impressions before the match against South Korea.

“It will be very difficult, but I can say that we are very prepared. We have to minimize his game to qualify, work hard and, once again, keep in mind that the last game against Cameroon has nothing to do with these round of 16″, declared the central marker.

“as a team we have to learn from our mistakesget up and continue. We won’t get another chance so we’ll fight all we can to avoid another mistake”, concluded Thiago Silva in reference to the loss against the Africans.

South Koreawhile, agreed to this instance after having finished in the second position of Group H behind Portugal, whom he surprisingly beat 2-1 in the last presentation.

It should be noted that the asian teamthat He got his ticket to the second round and frustrated Uruguaythey have never beaten a South American team in World Cups.

The heavyweight executioner

Japanwho caused a surprise on their debut after beating Germany and then beat Spain to be first in Group E, wants to continue with the feats this Monday from 12 (TyC Sports and DirecTV) against reigning runners-up Croatiaat a crossroads at Al Janoub Stadium that will define the rival of the party between Brazil and South Korea to the quarter finals of World Cup Qatar 2022.

Croatia comes to this stage as second in Group F by drawing goalless against the Moroccans in their debut, thrashing Canada and draw goalless at the end of the zone with Belgium, which they left out of the World Cup.

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The European team, which debuted at the 1998 World Cup, register a semifinal in said competition from the hand of Davor Suker and a third place; then it did not pass the round in the 2002, 2006 and 2014 editions, while he lost the final with France in Russia 2018.

In the previous one, Croatian coach Zlatoc Dali took over: “In the past, I could have chosen Japan as an opponent to face. It will certainly not be an easy game. When Spain took the lead, I thought Japan was finished; but he never gave up and deserved the victory. The fact that Germany, Belgium and Denmark have been knocked out shows how strong other teams were at the World Cup.”he stressed.

Regarding his team, Dalic stated: “We’re good so far. Against an opponent as difficult as Belgium we show that we are up to what is needed in the World Cup; He had already said that we were not afraid of anything, we only respect our rivals.”

Japan reaches this round of 16 after turning around the matches against Spain and Germanyand suffer a loss against Costa Rica. His scorer it is Ritsu Doanwho accumulate two celebrations with barely three shots on goal.

It is the fourth time that Japan has reached the round of 16 of a World Cup in his seven appearancesbut could never get into a higher instance.

Hajime Moriyasu, coach of the selected from Japanpraised the Croatian squad and expressed: “The team will have to be more aggressive. We will try to win but we have a lot of respect for the adversary. I reached the final in Russia 2018 for a reason“.

Moriyasu, 54, admitted that his opponent “can adapt to different types of play. They are very tenacious. We are fine, we expect a difficult game”.

By your side, defender Yuto Nagatomo held that the clash against the Croats “It will be a good opportunity to show everyone that we can play as samurai. If they were scared in battle, they couldn’t use their weapons and techniques,” said the defender who joined FC Tokyo.

“In football it’s the same: If when we go out on the field we are afraid, our quality and our tactics will be useless. We must play with courage. I often cite the samurai, who are very famous throughout the world. We want to fight like samurai,” he insisted.

The history of both selected in World Cups records a Croatian victory for the minimum in France 1998 in group stage and a goalless draw at Germany 2006which eliminated both of them from the final rounds of that competition.

The only time Japan managed to win against Croatia in general history it was 4-3 in an international friendly played on June 8, 1997, the first of three times they crossed paths.

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