With the likes of Spain, Team GB and Uruguay already out of the tournament, Brazil have got a great chance to finally win their first Olympic gold, but the match against South Korea will be no walk in the park.
The Seleccao were far from impressive against Honduras, whereas the Taegeuk Warriors played a perfect game against Team GB, and there are no doubts we will see a tight game at Old Trafford.
Together with Spain, Brazil were seen as one of the main candidates for the trophy before the tournament started and Mano Menezes’ side have done well not to disappoint their fans.
The Seleccao have scored exactly three goals in each of their four games at the tournament and they are now 1.62 (8/13) with Ladbrokes to score at least two goals against South Korea.
Even if their back line has not been in full working order, Brazil should have enough attacking quality to see off their opponents, as witnessed by odds of 1.50 (1/2) offered on home win at Sportingbet.
Mano Menezes will be hoping to see some improvement from his side following a pretty disappointing showing against Honduras and he will be happy to see Alex Sandro and Sandro Cordeiro back in the side.
Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Neto – Rafael, Thiago Silva, Juan, Marcelo – Romulo, Sandro, Oscar – Hulk, Damiao, Neymar.
Nobody really expected to see two Asian sides in the Olympics semi-finals, but South Korea, just like Japan, have done brilliantly to defy all odds and make it to the semis.
The Taegeuk Warriors progressed from a very difficult group without a single defeat, which saw them earn a clash with hosts Team GB in the quarter-finals.
South Korea largely impressed against the tournament hosts and deserved to win the game in regular time, but they, nonetheless, kept their composure to ensure their place in the semis after penalties.
Hong Myung-Bo’s side now face an uphill task against Brazil, but given that their opponents are struggling for form at the moment, you should know the Taegeuk Warriors are 5.00 (4/1) with 888sport to reach the final.
Goalkeeper Jung Sung-Ryong is doubtful through injury, while right-back Kim Chang-Soo is definitely out.
Probable starting line-up (4-4-2): Lee – Oh, Yung, Y. Kim, K. Kim – B. Kim, Ki, Koo, Nam – Ji, Park.