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FULL TIME Brazil 2-0 South Korea
Brazil with 2-0 thanks to goals from Formiga and Marta, but both goals came from South Korean errors. This performance would not have worried their World Cup rivals.
Park Heeyoung plays a dangerous ball into the box, but Brazil scramble it clear.
90 mins+1 SOUTH KOREA SUB
Park Heeyoung replaces Kang Yumi
90 mins+1 BRAZIL SUB
Rafaela replaces Andressa Alves
Lee Sodam shoots from just outside the box, but her shot was always going over.
82 mins – BRAZIL SUBS
Raquel Fernandes and Gessica replaces Andressa and Rafaelle.
81 mins – CLOSE
Brazil try and play it into the net. A lovely counter sees Formiga play Christiane into the box, and instead of shooting, unselfishly passes to Marta who is denied by an incredible tackle from Le Eunmi.
80 mins – CLOSE
Lovely skill from Ji just outside the box, and she set up Jeon whose first time effort is well over. Jeon is having all their challenges.
77 mins – SOUTH KOREA SUB
Lee Sodam replaces Kwon Hahnul, who salutes the bench.
Fabiana’s cross is cleared to Thaisa, but her deflected shot goes over. Brazil waste the corner.
Lovely from Brazil. Marta’s dink plays Tamires down the left, and she picks out Thaisa, but she gets her feet in a muddle.
Chance for South Korea. Luciana comes to claim a long ball, but Ji Soyan gets to it first. She crossed it towards the penalty spot where Jeon Gaeul’s deflected shot goes narrowly wide.
69 mins – OFFSIDE
Lovely skill from Ji Soyan sees her cut off the right-wing, and her pass is deflected into the box to Jung Seolbin, but she is ruled offside.
67 mins – SOUTH KOREA SUB
Jung Seolbin has replaced Yoo Younga
Andressa shoots over from 25 yards
Kang’s delightful ball nearly finds Jeon in the box, but the ball is just to far away from her.
South Korea have a corner. Jeon launches the ball into the box, but Luciana claims it.
South Korea have a free-kick, 30 yards from goal. Jeon’s ball in was headed clear to Kim Hyeri, but her header was easily caught by Luciana.
53 mins – GOAL BRAZIL 2-0 South Korea (Marta pen)
Marta puts the ball on the spot, places it in the bottom left corner. Her 15th goal in 15 World Cup matches and her 92nd goal in 93 caps. Not bad.
52 mins – PENALTY AND YELLOW CARD
Another South Korean mistake as Ji’s weak pass is pounced on by Formiga who is fouled by Cho. Obvious penalty and yellow card.
Fabiana’s backheel sets up Andressa Alves but her shot is straight at the keeper.
51 mins – WHAT A SAVE
Marta finds Tamires who breaks into the box and shoots towards the bottom right corner, but Kim Jungmi gets down to just tip the ball around the post.
A delightful whipped cross from Andressa Alves is centimetres away from picking out Cristiane.
Brazil get the second half started.
HALF TIME Brazil 1-0 South Korea
Brazil lead, coming from a Korean defensive mistake which set up Formiga. A first half of little chances.
Lovely play once again down the right from Fabiana, whose cross picks out Cristiane, but the 30-year old forward headed over.
Andressa Alves has another chance from just outside the box, but her effort goes wide of the far post.
33 mins – GOAL BRAZIL 1-0 South Korea (Formiga)
South Korea hand Brazil the opener on the plate. Kim Doyeon underhits her pass-back straight into the path of Formiga who coolly finishes it. Her 20th goal for Brazil, in her 132nd cap.
29 mins – CLOSE
South Korea have a corner. Jeon’s ball is driven to the near post and falls to Cho, but she shoots with her right thigh and the ball goes wide. Great chance.
South Korea have a free-kick on the right. Jeon’s ball in was cleared to Kwon, but her shot is scuffed and the chance goes.
A lovely one-two between Formiga and Andressa Alves splits open the Korean defence, before Andressa Alves shot hit the head of Kim Doyeon.
Brazil are on top. Christian has an effort from 20 yards just go over – she had no right to try that.
Andressa’s corner is dangerous and the South Korean goalkeeper Kim comes for it and misses. The ball is sort of cleared to Monica, who on the turn shoots and watches as her deflected effort rolled just wide of the left post.
Fabiano’s deep cross picks out Formiga who heads tries to head back and a confusive defensive performance sees it go behind for a corner
South Korea have another corner. Jeon’s delivery finds Cho at the far post, but her shot goes wide of the left post.
Brazil play a short corner, but nothing comes from it.
South Korea have a corner. The first cross is cleared, but the second ball picks out Kang, but her header is well saved. In the build up to winning the corner, Fabiana did seem to bring down Yoo Yonga, but the corner was given. Let off for Brazil
Formiga plays Fabiana into the box, but she is superbly tackled by Shim.
4 mins – CLOSE
What a chance for Brazi. Their right-back Fabiana has a powerful shot from 30 yards beat the keeper, but hit the crossbar.
South Korea have the first chance as Ji Soyun blasts the ball well over.
South Korea gets this Group E match underway.
Brazil: Luciana, Fabiana, Monica, Rafaelle, Tamires, Formiga, Andressa, Thaisa, Marta, Cristiane, Andressa Alves.
South Korea: Kim Jungmi, Kim Hyeri , Shim Seoyeon, Kim Doyeon, Lee Eunmi, Kwon Hahnul, Cho Sohyun, Kang Yumi, Ji Soyun, Jeon Gaeul, Yoo Younga.
South Korea possess Ji So-yun who plays for Chelsea and was named as the 2014 WSL Player of the Year.
It’s not just Marta that the Koreans have to be wary of, but Cristiane who has 74 goals in 106 caps.
The teams are out and here come the national anthems.
Welcome to the live text of Brazil vs South Korea. This is the final group game in this first set of matches, and it involves the Brazilian star Marta who in her 92 caps has scored 91 goals. She’s not a bad player.
There is a strange quirk of women’s football, that the Korea that have the greater pedigree is the North. But after doping offences by North Korea in the 2011 World Cup means they are banned, whilst South Korea make their second World Cup appearance – their first back in 2003 where they failed to get a point, including losing heavily to Norway 7-1.
Brazil have played in every World Cup and were runners-up in 2007, when they lost to Germany in the Final 2-0.