Brazil are taking on South Korea at Qatar 2022 for a place in the quarterfinals. Find out why neither Alex Sandro nor Alex Telles are playing for Tite’s side.
Brazil did their job and punched their ticket to the knockout stages of Qatar 2022 as Group G leaders despite losing to Cameroon in their last match. From now on, however, there will be no room for error.
Now is the time for Tite’s men to live up to their reputation as one of the strongest contenders to lift the World Cup trophy. Their first hurdle will be South Korea in the Round of 16.
Brazil suffered an injury during the tournament that could jeopardize their title aspirations. Although Neymar recovered in time, La Verde-Amarela will have to overcome key absences at the back.
Why are Alex Telles and Alex Sandro not playing against South Korea
Both Alex Sandro and Alex Telles were ruled out for the South Korea game due to injury. While the Juventus left-back has yet to recover from an ankle sprain, the Man United man will miss the rest of the competition with a knee injury.
In the meantime, Tite will use Eder Militao as right-back, while Danilo will switch to the left.