European giant Portugal head coach Fernando Santos has promised fireworks despite his team’s qualification for the next round.
The Portuguese gaffer says they won’t take South Korea lightly in the final group match on Friday evening though his team have already secured passage to the next stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar.
“We are not number one in the group yet. We must continue to develop. We need to think about the team composition and prevent the opponent from penetrating into our penalty area,” he said. “I want to meet Brazil after that, not in the round of 16,” Santos said.
Korea must beat Portugal in their last group game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to stand a chance of making it to the round 16 stages.
The Round of 16 will feature a matchup between the first place in Group H and the second place in Group G, and a matchup between the second place in Group H and the first place in Group G.
Portugal stands to gain by finishing in Group H because Brazil, who are widely considered the favourite to win the tournament, are likely to finish first there.