Brazil vs South Korea, World Cup 2022 last 16: Date, kick-off time and TV channel

Brazil vs South Korea, World Cup 2022 last 16: Date, kick-off time and TV channel - Getty Images
Brazil vs South Korea, World Cup 2022 last 16: Date, kick-off time and TV channel - Getty Images

Brazil will be without Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telles against South Korea as both players have been ruled out of the World Cup owing to injury. The Brazilians will be hoping to have Neymar available after he missed their last two games with an ankle sprain.

Brazil showed what they are capable of with two solid victories over Serbia and Switzerland but their manager, Tite, will be keen to see his side return to top gear after losing to Cameroon 1-0 to close the group stages.

Failure to do so could see them come unstuck against a well-drilled and motivated South Korea side, who beat Portugal in their final group match to secure qualification.

Led by their talisman Son Heung-min, the Koreans cannot rival Brazil for overall quality but will certainly match them for commitment and intensity.

When is the match?

The match is on Monday December 5.

What time is kick-off?

The match will kick off at Stadium 974 at 7pm (GMT), 10pm local time.

What TV channel is it on?

The match will be shown on ITV. Telegraph Sport will also be running a live blog on the game – you can bookmark this page now and return on Monday to follow along with our coverage.

What is our prediction?

Jason Burt, in Doha, does not see the favourites losing this:

"Brazil remain the team to beat at this World Cup and even their second string were unlucky to lose against Cameroon. Their defence is very strong and they look fully in control. It was all a bit frantic for Korea to get through the group, showing incredible spirit, but it would be a major surprise if they stop the Selecao."

How have Brazil fared so far?

Five-time world champions Brazil started their campaign with a 2-0 win over Serbia. Tottenham Hotspur forward Richarlison, who was on crutches just three weeks before the squad was announced, was named player of the match after scoring both goals.

His spectacular bicycle kick sealed victory for his side, with his goal an early contender for the strike of the tournament.

Tite's side continued their winning ways in their second match against Switzerland with a 1-0 victory, followed by a 1-0 loss to Cameroon in their final group game.

How have South Korean got on?

South Korea began their tournament with a hard-fought 0-0 draw against Uruguay, a game they very well could have won had they taken their chances.

That was followed by a narrow 3-2 loss to Ghana in what was one of the best matches of the entire group stages.

Knowing they had to win to have any chance of securing qualification heading into the last group game, South Korea left it late against Portugal, with a 90th-minute winner from Hwang Hee-chan eventually sending them through.

Brazil vs South Korea results history?

Brazil and Korea have faced each other three times in total, with the five-time world champions winning each of those encounters.

The most recent clash came in June of this year, where Brazil smashed South Korea 5-1 in a friendly.

What is Brazil's World Cup record?

Brazil are the most successful team in the tournament’s history. They’ve won the World Cup a record five times (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002) and have played in all 21 editions of the tournament so far.

At Russia 2018, Brazil were tournament favourites but crashed out at the quarter-final stage following a 2-1 defeat to Belgium.

What is South Korea's World Cup record?

South Korea made their World Cup debut in 1954 and have competed in the most editions of any Asian country.

They have taken part in 10 consecutive showpieces, finishing in the group stage every time except for in 2010, when they made the Round of 16, and in 2002 when they finished in fourth place, their best result.

Latest odds

Brazil to win: 23/10

South Korea to win: 269/1