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First Ever Team to Use All 26 Players in a Single World Cup Tournament

It was a splendid moment. Otinga, Rene In the 80th minute of Brazil's match against South Korea, coach Tite substituted Weverton for Alisson. One of the favorites to win the World Cup, the Selecao, romped to an easy 4-0 victory.

During their convincing victory over South Korea in the World Cup round of 16, on December 5, it was the first time in history that the whole squad of a national team was used. South Korea conceded four goals to the Brazilians, who easily defeated them. This resulted in a quarterfinal matchup with Croatia. The Selecao scored three goals in the first half—one each from Vinicius Jr., Neymar, and Richarlison—to take an early 3-0 lead.

During the Round of 16 match versus South Korea at Stadium 974 of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Brazil boss Tite offers guidance to Weverton. In the 80th minute, Tite made a decision to change things up a bit and substituted third-choice goalkeeper Weverton Pereira da Silva with Liverpool's Alisson.

Due to the fact that Tite's team had already won the match in the first half, it was a daring decision without any tactical justification. Brazil became the first country to deploy all 26 players on the roster list in the same World Cup competition thanks to the choice to include Weverton, according to Opta Joe. The Samba Boys made a lot of team adjustments during the group stage, and this was evident in their last group game.


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