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FIFA World Cup 2022 highlights Brazil vs South Korea: Neymar returned from injury to score a goal as Brazil beat South Korea 4-1 to advance to the World Cup quarter-finals on Monday. Neymar converted a first-half penalty for his 76th goal for Brazil, one shy of Pele's all-time scoring record for the national team.
Pele, 82, said he was going to watch the match on television while he was hospitalized in Brazil for treatment of a respiratory infection. Vinicius Jr., Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta also scored in the first half for Brazil, which reached its eighth consecutive World Cup quarter-final.
South Korea were attempting to advance beyond the round of 16 for the first time since their historic co-hosting run in 2002, when they reached the semifinals and finished fourth. Paik Seung-ho scored the goal for South Korea in the 76th minute.
Before this World Cup, South Korea was labeled as "Son Heung-min's team". Their chances this year, as a team close to the 2002 team that reached the semi-finals as co-hosts, rested largely on their talisman, who suffered from a socket injury and faced a race against time to be in the starting line-up. the game
The boy played despite being in recovery mode and not at his best, but his team played solid football, structured in defense with many game patterns to create attack.
They were arguably the best team in their group, which included Portugal, Uruguay and Ghana, but they still needed a last-minute winner and a result elsewhere to stay on course and seal their place in the knockout stages.
The reward for that grit and determination: a meeting with tournament favorites Brazil.
And as if the tie needed to be tilted even further for the Selecao, head coach Tite has confirmed that star Neymar Jr will return to action once he recovers from an ankle injury.