Thiago Silva: Don't underestimate Korea
Brazil captain Thiago Silva has warned his side of underestimating South Korea when they meet on Tuesday for a place in the final of the Olympic Games.
Thiago, 27, was full of praise for his semi-final opponents, having seen them defeat Great Britain in an intense match that went to a penalty shoot-out on Saturday.
Brazil, who were far from impressive in defeat of Honduras on Saturday, must improve if they are to reach a Wembley final next weekend.
"South Korea is a strong team that runs a lot and never gives up," Thiago Silva told reporters on Monday.
"In extra time against Britain they didn't stop working for one another even though they had every right to be exhausted.
"They not only have great physical training but they pass the ball well, rarely make mistakes and move with intelligence in attacks."