Brazil set a World Cup record by thrashing South Korea

Brazil set a World Cup record by thrashing South Korea

Brazil’s 4-1 victory over South Korea in the 2022 World Cup on Monday night extended their unbeaten streak.

South Korea: With the substitution of third-choice goalkeeper Weverton for Alisson in the final 10 minutes, the Selecao became the first team in World Cup history to use 26 players in a single tournament.

This is the first tournament to allow the use of as many players as possible, an increase from the previous limit of 23.

Brazil manager Tite made nearly wholesale changes for a dead rubber match against Cameroon on matchday three of the group stage, bringing in several players on the outskirts of his squad.

After starting back up goalkeeper Ederson last time out, Palmeiras’ Weverton became the final member of Brazil’s 26-man squad to play this winter.

Brazil has now broken the record for the most players used in finals. The Netherlands were the previous holders, having used their 23rd player in their third-place play-off victory over the Selecao in 2014, bringing on Michel Vorm in the final minute to complete the set.

Tite’s men will look to make more history in 2022 after reaching the quarter-finals. They will play Croatia on Friday and could face Argentina in the semi-finals next week.