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No matter what team makes the best effort, the ultimate goal is ‘goal’. South Korea showed enough aggression in the group stage.
South Korea’s World Cup team, led by head coach Paulo Bento, will face Brazil, the 0th favorite to win the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup round of 16 at Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, at 4 a.m. on the 6th (Korea Standard Time).
Korea achieved a miracle in Group H of the group stage. With a dramatic 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Portugal in the third leg, the team succeeded in advancing to the round of 16 as second place in the group ahead of Uruguay. In the round of 16, he will meet Brazil, the world’s strongest team, who ranked first in Group G.
It is a team that boasts the top spot in the FIFA rankings. In this tournament, you can also see squads composed of world-class players. World classes such as Neymar, Vinicius Junior, Casemiru, Hishalisson, Marquinos, and Thiago Silva are gathered in one place. There is also an experience of losing 1-5 in the A match warm-up match in June, but Bento is preparing not to let go of the game until the end.
Not only fans around the world but also domestic fans predict that the match against Brazil will not be easy. Although Portugal captured the favorite, Portugal put forward the 1.5th team at the time to arrange their physical strength. The same was true of Brazil. Since the rotation was operated in the third round of the group qualifying round against Cameroon, a large number of key players are expected to play from the round of 16. “Ace” Neymar, who was injured, was also seen warming up at the training ground.
It is also true that they have to take a defensive stance against Brazil, but they must score for victory. During the game, South Korea should create a chance to score a goal.
He can even score. As shown in the last group qualifying round, Bento’s build-up tactics were perfect. There were no scores against Uruguay, but the number of shots was high enough. Against Ghana and Portugal, he scored two goals each, showing off his offensive power.
Statistical data released by FIFA also showed that South Korea’s offense is strong enough. In this group qualifying round, he ranked 7th (39 times) in the “Attempts at goal”, or all attempts to score. It was ranked higher than Spain (38), England (38), and Portugal (37). Germany tied for second place with 67 times and France and Brazil with 52 times.
You can see it just by looking at the number of shots. In the group stage, South Korea attempted a total of 42 shots in seven against Uruguay, 22 against Ghana, and 13 against Portugal. Still, the sophistication needs to be improved. The effective shots were 0 against Uruguay, 3 against Ghana, and 6 against Portugal, recording a total of 9 effective shots.
It is not expected to be an easy battle, but if you follow the prepared strategy and a little luck, there is a possibility that you will catch Brazil, the world’s strongest. Attention is focusing on whether South Korea, which recently revealed its “strong and weak” pattern at the World Cup, will show off its “best” breathing against Brazil, the “strongest.”