Tite’s side is set to take on South Korea in the round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The real test for Brazil and Tite begins right now! Brazil have a journey that could see them face Argentina in an epic semi-final, but they must first do business in their round of 16 clash.
Brazil reached the round of 16 after a 2-0 win over Serbia to kick off their World Cup campaign. Later, Brazil were impressive in a 1-0 win over Switzerland but went down 1-0 to Cameroon as the five-time champions produced a mixed game to close out group play.
South Korea had a much more difficult road to the round of 16, needing a Uruguayan stumble in La Celeste’s last group game against Ghana. South Korea started with a boring 0-0 draw with Uruguay, followed by a 3-2 defeat to Ghana and a 2-1 upset win against Portugal.
So, what happens if Brazil defeats South Korea?
In the knockout stage of the FIFA World Cup, a match cannot end in a tie, so a Brazilian win in the 90 minutes of play or after penalty kicks would advance them to the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals.
Brazil last won the World Cup in 2002 with a 2-0 win over Germany in the final. Since then, the Brazilians have not lived up to the big expectations that are placed on them.