Doha, Dec. 6 -- Five-time champions Brazil scored four first-half goals as they advanced to the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals with an impressive 4-1 victory over South Korea here on Monday.

Vinicius Junior put Brazil ahead with a cool finish and Neymar doubled the lead from the penalty spot. Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta extended the advantage before substitute Paik Seungho struck late for South Korea.

Brazil will meet Croatia at Education City stadium on Friday (Dec. 9) with a semifinal berth at stake.

South Korea, who were hoping to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 2002, are eliminated from the tournament.

It took just seven minutes for Brazil to take the lead as Raphinha caught Kim Jinsu napping with a dashing run to t...