Brazil's World Cup knockout stages are expected.

The Selecao advanced to the knockout round for the seventh straight time after losing to Cameroon in its last group game.

Tite's "lack of respect for the event and other teams" in starting nine fresh players in that game upset Brazilian media.

The peripheral Brazil team had several opportunities, but they wasted them as they auditioned for starting roles.

Brazil doctor Rodrigo Lasmar has worked hardest in Qatar as the team worries about Neymar's fitness.

However, the good doctor believes Neymar may be fit to play after recovering from his ankle injury from the first game.

In his pre-match news conference, Tite emphatically said "yes" when asked whether Neymar will play.

Injuries also plague South Korea.

Tottenham's Son Heung-min amazingly recovered from a facial fracture to play in Qatar wearing a Zorro mask, while Hwang Hee-chan, who scored Korea's winning goal, has a hamstring injury.

Brazil was eliminated in the Round of 16 by Claudio Caniggia in 1990, while the Taegeuk Warriors last advanced in the 2002 World Cup on home soil.