Qatar 2022: What happens if Brazil loses to South Korea in the round of 16?

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© (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)Casemiro of Brazil looks on during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group G match between Brazil and Switzerland at Stadium 974 on November 28, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.

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 first the Brazilians must do business in their clash in the last eight.

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 final group game against Ghana to advance, on goal difference. 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 lose to South Korea?

In the knockout stage of the FIFA World Cup, a match cannot end in a tie, so a defeat in the 90 minutes of play or after penalty kicks would knock Brazil out of the FIFA World Cup.

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.

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