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Brazil test for Korea Republic 


Abu Dhabi: Korea Republic will put aside their Asian Qualifiers commitments for a crack at five-time world champions Brazil when the two sides meet in an international friendly in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. 

Korea Republic's bid to qualify for a 10th consecutive FIFA World Cup Finals suffered hiccups in their last two qualifying matches, with Paulo Bento's side settling for goalless draws with DPR Korea and Lebanon.

Those results could see the Taeguk Warriors drop to third in Group H at the end of Tuesday's Matchday Six but they aren't likely to be worried with four matches still to play in 2020.

Brazil, defeated 3-1 by Argentina in a friendly in Saudi Arabia last week, will be without the injured Neymar.

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Korea Republic have one victory and four losses against Brazil, the lone win coming in March 1999 in Seoul.

The most recent meeting came in Seoul in October 2013, when Korea Republic lost 2-0.

Tuesday's friendly at Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium will kick off at 17:30 (UTC +4).

Also in friendly action on Tuesday are Saudi Arabia, who will play Paraguay in Jeddah (kick-off 19:30, UTC +3).

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