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Brazil vs. South Korea World Cup lineup, starting 11 for Round of 16 match at Qatar 2022

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South Korea have already pulled off one major shock at this World Cup in pipping Uruguay to qualification from their group courtesy of a win over Portugal. 

So surely it is beyond them to produce another huge surprise when they take on the tournament favourites, Brazil?

Well, their chances certainly haven’t been hurt by the slew of injuries Tite is contending with after a group stage that seemed to take a player from him with every passing game.

Here, we examine how South Korea and a patched-up Brazil might line up.

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Brazil vs. South Korea lineups

Tite has angrily shut down suggestions that he took risks with Gabriel Jesus’ fitness before the Arsenal forward’s World Cup was prematurely ended by injury.

Jesus will not feature again in Qatar after picking up a knee problem against Cameroon, but his national team boss insists there was no indication that might happen before he took to the field. 

“I don’t like hearing lies out there, evil lies,” he said.

“At no time do we play for victory at the risk of a player’s peril.”

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Brazil predicted starting 11

(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 

  • Injured: Alex Sandro, Alex Telles, Gabriel Jesus
  • Suspended: none

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.

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South Korea predicted starting 11

(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

  • Injured: none
  • Suspended: none

Hwang Hee-chan‘s goal off the bench against Portugal could earn him a starting berth in attack against Brazil although Cho Gue-Sung could keep his spot.

Kim Min-jae is also likely to come back into the defence after missing that thrilling clash as a precaution.

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Brazil vs. South Korea World Cup squads

Here are the names on Brazil and South Korea’s World Cup squad lists in Qatar (caps correct as of start of Qatar 2022):

Brazil World Cup squad

Position No. Player Club Age Caps
GK 1 Alisson Liverpool (ENG) 30 56
GK 23 Ederson Manchester City (ENG) 29 18
GK 12 Weverton Palmeiras (BRA) 34 11
DEF 4 Marquinhos PSG (FRA)  28 70
DEF 14 Eder Militao Real Madrid (SPA) 24 23
DEF 3 Thiago Silva Chelsea (ENG) 38 108
DEF 2 Danilo Juventus (ITA) 24 15
DEF 16 Alex Telles Sevilla (SPA) 29 7
DEF 13 Dani Alves Pumas UNAM (MEX) 39 125
DEF 6 Alex Sandro Juventus (ITA) 31 37
DEF 24 Bremer Juventus (ITA) 25 1
MID 15 Fabinho Liverpool (ENG) 28 28
MID 5 Casemiro Manchester United (ENG) 30 64
MID 17 Bruno Guimaraes Newcastle United (ENG) 24 8
MID 8 Fred Manchester United (ENG) 29 27
MID 7 Lucas Paqueta West Ham (ENG) 25 34
MID 22 Everton Ribeiro Flamengo (BRA) 33 22
FWD 26 Gabriel Martinelli Arsenal (ENG) 21 3
FWD 20 Vinicius Jr. Real Madrid (SPA) 22 15
FWD 10 Neymar PSG (FRA) 30 120
FWD 19 Antony Manchester United (ENG) 22 10
FWD 21 Rodrygo Real Madrid (SPA) 21 6
FWD 11 Raphinha Barcelona (SPA) 25 10
FWD 9 Richarlison Tottenham (ENG) 25 37
FWD 25 Pedro Flamengo (BRA) 25 2
FWD 18 Gabriel Jesus Arsenal (ENG) 25 56

South Korea World Cup squad

Position No. Player Club Age Caps
GK 1 Kim Seung-gyu Al Shabab (KSA) 32 66
GK 12 Song Bum-keun Jeonbuk Hyundai (KOR) 25 1
GK 21 Jo Hyeon-woo Ulsan Hyundai (KOR) 31 22
DEF 19 Kwon Kyung-won Gamba Osaka (JAP) 30 27
DEF 15 Kim Moon-hwan Jeonbuk Hyundai (KOR) 27 21
DEF 4 Kim Min-jae Napoli (ITA) 25 44
DEF 19 Kim Young-gwon Ulsan Hyundai (KOR) 32 95
DEF 3 Kim Jin-su Jeonbuk Hyundai (KOR) 30 61
DEF 23 Kim Taehwan Ulsan Hyundai (KOR) 33 18
DEF 2 Yoon Jong-gyu FC Seoul (KOR) 24 3
DEF 24 Cho Yu-min Daejeon (KOR) 25 3
MID 14 Hong Chul Daegu FC (KOR) 32 46
MID 22 Kwon Chang-hoon Gimcheon Sangmu (KOR) 28 41
MID 17 Na Sang-ho FC Seoul (KOR) 26 23
MID 8 Paik Seungho Jeonbuk Hyundai (KOR) 25 13
MID 13 Son Jun-ho Shandong Taishan (CHN) 30 14
MID 7 Son Heung-min Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) 30 105
MID 26 Son Mink-yu Jeonbuk Hyundai (KOR) 23 2
MID 18 Lee Kang-in Mallorca (SPA) 21 5
FWD 10 Lee Jae-sung Mainz 05 (GER) 30 64
FWD 5 Jung Wooyoung Al-Sadd (QAT) 32 66
FWD 25 Jeon Woo-yeong SC Freiburg (GER) 23 9
FWD 6 Hwang In-beom Olympiacos (GRE) 26 37
FWD 11 Hwang Hee-han Wolves (ENG) 26 49
FWD 9 Cho Gue-sung Jeonbuk Hyundai (KOR) 24 15
FWD 16 Hwang Ui-jo Olympiacos (GRE) 30 39


Credit: sportingnews.com

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