The round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar continues. Tonight one of the big favorites of the tournament, Brazil, faces one of the surprises of the first phase, South Korea. Neymar should be there, who trained with the group, 11 days after his injury with Serbia.
The Asian team, who managed to beat Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in the group stage and draw with Uruguay by eliminating them from the competition, are hoping for another exploit, but know that with the seleçao it will be anything but a walk in the park.
In the other match scheduled for today, Japan, so far one of the benchmarks of the tournament, hope to be able to continue celebrating against Croatia. Recall that the Asian national team finished at the top of their group, after the incredible victories over Germany and Spain. Now they face Croatia who are unbeaten in their last 8 games, making them tough opponents. The squad is not too different from the one that reached the final four years ago: Dalic has made just one change in the starting XI in three matches. Japan has never qualified for the quarter-finals of a World Cup, we will find out today if they can.