It was a still and sultry night in Qatar’s capital: the grass a little greasy to the touch, the stadium bouncing and jiving, the football from a brighter and less troubled world. And there were times when watching Brazil’s symphonic demolition of South Korea when it was briefly possible to leave behind earthly cares, partake of the simpler pleasures in life, lose oneself in the pure, riotous joy of football.
Brazil really were that good. For the first 40 minutes, as they waltzed and wove their way to a four‑goal lead, they played the sort of football we have not seen from them for many years: special-effects football, computer-game football, football so filthy you needed a cigarette and a shower after watching it.
Written by Jonathan Liew at Stadium 974
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/dec/05/brazil-south-korea-world-cup-last-16-match-report under the title “Brazil dismantle South Korea to dance into World Cup quarter-finals”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.