‘It was devastating, it could have been EIGHT’: Chris Sutton says Brazil fired a warning shot to their World Cup rivals as they thrashed South Korea 4-1 to secure a place in the quarter-finals
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- Vinicius Jnr, Neymar, Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta all found the back of the net
- Favourites Brazil will now face Croatia in the quarter-finals on Friday evening
- Sportsmail columnist Chris Sutton insisted Brazil fired a warning shot to rivals
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Chris Sutton said that Brazil had fired a warning shot to their World Cup rivals after they trounced South Korea to book their place in the quarter-finals against Croatia on Friday.
Sportsmail columnist Sutton, speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, hailed the world No 1-ranked team after they turned on the style to reach the World Cup quarter-finals for the eighth tournament in a row.
‘It’s been devastating,’ said Sutton on BBC Radio 5 Live. ‘Brazil are saying to the rest of the teams in the tournament, “We’re here”.
Brazil thrashed South Korea 4-1 to book a place in the World Cup quarter-finals against Croatia
Sportsmail columnist Chris Sutton said that Brazil had fired a warning shot to their World Cup rivals
‘It could, and should, have been eight. Brazil have been wasteful.
‘South Korea have done themselves proud. They could have let their heads drop, but they’ve worked hard, got their goal and played until the end.’
Roy Keane, also working for ITV, said Brazil were a ‘joy to watch’ as they raced into a commanding lead, scoring four in the first half at a World Cup for the first time since thrashing Mexico 5-0 at the 1954 World Cup.
ITV pundit Roy Keane said Brazil were a ‘joy to watch’ as they raced into a commanding lead
‘What makes a great team is what you do out of possession,’ said Keane. ‘Brazil have got the talent, we’ve seen it tonight. It was a joy to watch it live.
‘The speed of the passing, they make it look so simple. It’s not.
I could watch that all day.’
Sutton’s Sportsmail colleague Graeme Souness was adamant, however, that England will not fear Brazil despite the record five-time winners running riot at Stadium 974.
Graeme Souness (pictured) was adamant that England will not fear Brazil despite huge win
Souness slammed the South Koreans for being ‘naive’ in the first half as they went 4-0 down inside 36 minutes after going head-to-head with Brazil and leaving themselves wide open at the back.
‘For England watching that tonight, they will be thinking they will be a very different proposition to South Korea,’ said Souness.
‘From minute one (the Koreans) thought they would take Brazil on, it was naive in the extreme.’