A fascinating final day of the 2022 group stage saw the Selecao expect to play against South American rivals Uruguay until Korea’s latest winner against Portugal put them through.
Later on Friday night, Brazil actually came close to dropping top spot in Group G after suffering a shock loss to Cameroon.
However, Tite should bring back his star names for this last 16 draw plus, they hope, an in-form Neymar.
Here are all the details…
Date, kick-off time and venue
Brazil v South Korea is scheduled to kick off at 7pm GMT on Monday, December 5, 2022.
The match will take place at Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar.
Where to watch Brazil vs South Korea
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised free and live on ITV1, with coverage starting at 6.15pm.
Direct: Fans can also watch the match live online through the ITVX and ITV website.
Live Blog: You can follow all the matchday action via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Brazil vs South Korea Team News
Tite made nine changes to his starting XI for the Cameroon defeat, meaning Thiago Silva, Casemiro, Richarlison and Alisson Becker are all set to return for this game.
The focus will be on Neymar as he seeks to shake off an ankle injury in time for knockouts, which was the initial time frame given for his recovery. Tite expects Neymar to start tonight.
Alex Sandro is still out, although Danilo is expected to return alongside Neymar. Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus was lost to the tournament through injury.
Hwang hee-Chan will hope to lead the line for South Korea after their stunning winner against Portugal. He suffered from a hamstring injury at the start of the World Cup.
There may be checks needed for Lee Kang-in and Kim Young-gwon, while Kim Min-jae is a doubt.
Prediction Brazil vs South Korea
If the Brazilians failed against Cameroon, their stars will return to face a South Korean team that gave everything to beat Portugal.
A 2-0 victory for Brazil.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
South Korea’s only win over Brazil came in a friendly in 1999 and they were beaten 5-1 in a friendly just six months ago.
Brazil win: 5
South Korea win: 1
Brazil vs South Korea match odds
Brazil qualified: 1/16
South Korea qualified: 15/2
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).