After losing 1-0 to Cameroon last time out, Brazil can’t afford another stumble as they face South Korea in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Round of 16.
The South American giants opted to rest players against Cameroon with their qualification for the knockout stages already secured. That decision allowed the African side to snatch a dramatic late win but that didn’t stop Brazil from finishing top of Group G.
There was even more late drama for South Korea as they scored an injury-time winner against Portugal which proved just enough to edge out Uruguay for second spot in Group H on goals scored in the group stages.
After also holding Uruguay to a 0-0 draw in their opening match, South Korea will have some hope of giving Brazil a stern test as the World Cup favourites are properly put under the microscope for the first time.
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Brazil vs South Korea live stream, TV channel
This Round of 16 clash will be played at Stadium 974. Here’s how you can watch all the action in some of the major global territories.
|USA||Mon, Dec. 5||14:00 ET||Fox,|
Fox Sports site/app,
Telemundo Deportes site/app, Peacock
|Canada||Mon, Dec. 5||14:00 ET||TSN, CTV, RDS (French)||TSN site/app, CTV app|
|UK||Mon, Dec. 5||19:00 GMT||ITV, STV||ITVX, STV Player|
|Australia||Tue, Dec. 6||06:00 AEDT||SBS||SBS On Demand|
|India||Tue, Dec. 6||00:30 IST||Sports 18||Voot, JioTV|
|Hong Kong||Tue, Dec. 6||03:00 HKT||Now TV (Ch. 616, 618)||Now TV|
|Malaysia||Tue, Dec. 6||03:00 MYT||Astro FIFA World Cup 1||Astro GO|
|Singapore||Tue, Dec. 6||03:00 SGT||StarHub TV FIFA World Cup,|
Singtel FIFA World Cup 141
|Singtel TV GO, CAST,|
StarHub TV+, MeWatch
|New Zealand||Tue, Dec. 6||08:00 NZDT||Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports||Sky Go, Sky Sport NOW|
Brazil vs South Korea lineups
Beyond Jesus, Brazil were hit with more injury misery this week as Alex Telles was also ruled out of the remainder of the tournament.
Alex Sandro is still unavailable, too, though Neymar and Danilo are back in contention for this one, with the latter more likely to start given the desperate need for fit full-backs.
Brazil projected lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1. Alisson (GK) — 14. Militao, 3. Thiago Silva, 4. Marquinhos, 2. Danilo — 8. Fred, 5. Casemiro — 11. Raphinha, 21. Rodrygo, 20. Vinicius Jr. — 9. Richarlison
Napoli defender Kim Min-jae missed the Portugal game after hurting his foot against Uruguay and remains a doubt for this match. Kwon Kyung-won took his spot against Portugal and didn’t look out of place.
Wolves forward Hwang Hee-chan came on to score the winner in that match and may be pushing to start up top in favour of Cho Gue-sung.
South Korea used a 4-3-3 formation last time out but had previously favoured a 4-2-3-1 which should make a return to mimic Brazil’s likely shape.
South Korea projected lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1. S. Kim (GK) — 15. M.H. Kwon, 4. M. Kim, 19. Y. Kim, 3. J. Kim — 5. Jung, 6. Hwang I. — 11. Hwang H., 18. K.I Lee, 7. Son — 9. Cho
🇦🇺 Australia 🇯🇵 Japan and 🇰🇷 Korea Republic are heading to the knockout stage.
This is the first time in men’s #FIFAWorldCup history that three AFC teams are in the last 16.
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 2, 2022
Brazil vs South Korea odds
Despite losing their last match, Brazil remain the 2022 World Cup favourites and should have too much fire power for South Korea.
The Koreans won’t go down without a fight, however, and have already given one South American team a headache in the form of Uruguay.
Odds via BetMGM (USA), Sports Interaction (Canada), SkyBet (UK), and Ladbrokes (Australia).
A reminder: All moneyline bets in soccer are for regulation only, regardless of competition. If the match requires a winner and goes to extra-time or penalties, a moneyline bet of a regulation draw is successful and the rest of play does not factor in.
|South Korea win||+1150||9.00||11/1||12/1|
to score Y / N
|+138 / -200||2.26 / 1.50||5/4, 4/7||27/20, 8/15|
|Over / Under|
|-145 / +105||1.72 / 2.05||4/6, 11/10||7/10, 21/20|
|South Korea +1.5||+100||2.01||—||—|
|South Korea advance||+575||5.53||6/1||6/1|