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FIFA World Cup 2022: Brazil Beats South Korea 4-1 And Will Face Croatia In The Quarter-Finals

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FIFA World Cup 2022: Brazil Beats South Korea 4-1 And Will Face Croatia In The Quarter-Finals

(CTN NEWS) – FIFA World Cup 2022Brazil has advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Cup with Neymar looking fit and scoring a goal.

Brazil’s 4-1 round-of-16 win over South Korea was highlighted by a penalty converted by Neymar in the first half.

With 76 goals for the national team, he is one goal shy of Pelé’s record, which he will watch from his hospital bed in Sao Paulo.

Neymar said, “I was very scared.”. “After getting injured as I did, it was very difficult. I cried all night long. My family knows what I went through. It all worked out in the end. Physiotherapy was worth the effort.”

As Pelé recovers from a respiratory infection aggravated by COVID-19, fans in Brazil and Qatar are concerned about his health.

After the match, Neymar carried a banner with Pelé’s image and “Pelé” written on it, and the entire team posed in front of it.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Brazil Beats South Korea 4-1 And Will Face Croatia In The Quarter-Finals

After such an impressive performance, the Brazil players pause their carnival-like post-match celebrations for a touching tribute to legendary striker Pele.

“It’s difficult to talk about Pelé with what he’s going through,” Neymar said. “We wish him a speedy recovery. We hope to make him feel more comfortable with the banner and the victory.”

This was South Korea’s first attempt to advance past the round of 16 since 2002 when it reached the semifinals as a co-host.

Neymar damaged ligaments in his right ankle during Brazil’s opening match against Serbia; at the time, it was uncertain whether he would be able to play again.

He led Brazil to a comfortable victory and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals for the eighth straight time.

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In the 13th minute, Neymar scored his first goal of this year’s World Cup after kissing the ball and calmly shooting from the spot after waiting for the goalkeeper to decide.

After dancing with Vincius Junior and other teammates, he raised his arms to the sky and smiled widely as his teammates huddled around him.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Brazil Beats South Korea 4-1 And Will Face Croatia In The Quarter-Finals

Brazil’s Neymar celebrates scoring his side’s second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer matches between Brazil and South Korea, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

In the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup, Neymar was injured and forced to withdraw. Having scored for Brazil in three World Cups, he joined Pelé and Ronaldo.

After the match, fans chanted his name as he walked off the field. He was substituted in the 81st minute.

Vinícius Júnior scored the first goal from inside the box after a cross by Raphinha in the seventh minute; Richarlison added to the lead in the 29th after a neat exchange of passes by the Brazilians.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Brazil Beats South Korea 4-1 And Will Face Croatia In The Quarter-Finals

Brazil celebrating their third goal, with goalscorer Richarlison in the center [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

And Lucas Paquetá scored the fourth before halftime after an assist from Vinícius Júnior.

Richarlison’s traditional “pigeon” celebration was accompanied by dancing, and even Brazil coach Tite joined in.

Paik Seung-ho scored south Korea’s 76th-minute goal.

After the match, South Korea coach Paulo Bento announced his resignation. After the last World Cup, the Portuguese coach took over the national team. His contract was up after this year’s tournament.

PELÉ TRIBUTE

Many banners and shirts were displayed at Stadium 974 honoring Pelé, and fans opened a large banner with his image behind one of the goals in the 10th minute of each half. Pelé wore the No. 10 jersey.

DISMANTLING OF THE STADIUM

This was the last World Cup match to be played at Stadium 974, which is expected to be fully dismantled after the tournament.

Over 40,000 fans can be seated in the port-side structure, built partially from recycled shipping containers.

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