Brazil reaches quarter-finals of FIFA World Cup: beat South Korea 4-1
Brazil reaches quarter-finals of FIFA World Cup: beat South Korea 4-1, 1 goal behind Neymar Pele's record
In the FIFA World Cup being played in Qatar, Brazil reached the quarter-finals by defeating South Korea 4-1. Brazil has reached the quarter-finals for the eighth time in a row, while it has made it to the quarter-finals of the World Cup 17 times so far. Brazil will now face last year's runner-up Croatia in the quarter-finals. In this victory of Brazil, his main player Neymar had an important contribution. Neymar could not play in two matches due to injury and scored a goal and an assist in this match. Apart from him, Vinicius Junior, Richarlison and Lucas Paceta also scored a goal each.
This was Neymar's 76th goal. He is one goal short of equaling Pelé's record for most goals for Brazil. Pelé has scored 77 goals for Brazil at the international level. At the same time, Neymar has become only the third Brazilian player to score at least three World Cup goals. Neymar scored goals in 2014, 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Pele (1959, 1962, 1966, 1970) and Ronaldo Nazario (1998, 2002, 2006) have done so before Neymar.
The Brazilian team dominated South Korea from the start. Vinicius scored for Brazil in the 7th minute of the match. He converted Rafinha's cross into the goal. Six minutes later, Neymar converted the penalty kick into a goal to put the team ahead 2-0. In the 29th minute of the match, Richarlison converted an excellent pass from Thiago Silva to put the five-time champions 3-0 ahead. 7 minutes later, Lucas Paceta scored a goal to increase the team's lead to 4-0.
The second half saw Brazil relax, leading 4-0. Whereas, Korea looked to play better than in the first half. He got the benefit of this. Got the first and only goal of the match for the team in the 76th minute of the match.