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Brazil thump South Korea 4-1 to cruise into Quarter-finals

It was quite an incredible performance from Brazil. An absolutely dominant first half put the game to bed by the half-time whistle – goals from Vinicius, Neymar, Richarlison and Paqueta ensured that they had the cushion of a four-goal lead heading into the interval.

They took their foot off the gas in the second half and Korea Republic even managed to score a consolation goal through Seung-Ho Paik. But it was too little, too late.

Brazil scored four goals in a knockout round game at the World Cup for the first time since 1998 (4-1 vs Chile), scoring more goals in the opening 36 minutes of this match (4) than they did in their three group stage games combined (3).

Neymar became just the third Brazilian to score in at least three editions of the World Cup (2014, 2018, 2022), along with Pelé (1958, 1962, 1966, 1970) and Ronaldo (1998, 2002, 2006).

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