- Tournament favourites Brazil produced a swashbuckling performance against South Korea to book a ticket to their quarterfinals
- The five-time world champions put the contest beyond the reach of their Asian counterparts with a four-goal haul in the first half
- The Selecao will now square off against the 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia in the quarter-finals of the tournament on December 9
A ruthless Brazil side cruised to a four-nil lead within 36 minutes, making light work of their round of 16 clash with South Korea.
Having suffered their first group stage defeat since 1998 against Cameroon, the five-time world champions turned on the heat against the Group H runners-up.
Vinicius Junior began the demolishing exercise, when he connected well with a cutback pass from tricky winger Raphinha after just seven minutes.
Things quickly graduated from bad to worse for the Taeguk Warriors as Neymar, who was returning from an injury lay-off, converted from the spot to double Brazil's lead.
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Richarlison, who has been the goal-getter for coach Tite's charges at this year's tournament, got in on the act with his third goal of the competition.
Lucas Paqueta then completed the first-half rout when he unleashed a first-time shot from inside the box after just 36 minutes. Paqueta's goal literally morphed the contest into an exhibition of Brazil's choreographed dance celebrations.
A second-half goal from Seung-Ho Paik proved to be only a consolation as the Selecao sealed a comprehensive 4-1 win, punching a ticket to the quarterfinals.
In a video shared on social media, seen by Sports Brief, Brazil's attacking quartet of Neymar, Vinicius, Raphinha and Paqueta turned on their dancing skill.
All four moved in a synchronised direction as they showed off their samba dance.
Vinicius scores first Mundial goal
Vinicius Junior broke his Mundial duck at last, finding the back of the net against South Korea in the round of 16 clash.
The Real Madrid winger, who has been a mainstay in Brazil coach Tite's starting lineup, scored as reported by Sports Brief.
Having featured in Brazil's opening two group games, the 22-year-old had struggled to get his name on the score sheet despite his numerous attempts.
Ruthless Brazil crush South Korea
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Neymar returned from injury to help inspire Brazil to a 4-1 victory over South Korea on Monday, as the favourites cruised through to the quarter-finals.
The world's most expensive player had missed his team's last two matches with a sprained ankle, which he suffered in their 2-0 win against Serbia.
Neymar returned for their last 16 tie against the Tigers of Asia, with the Selecao finding a new gear and also making a dire statement to the rest of their opposition.