FT: Brazil 3-0 South Korea (Manchester, Olympic Games)
Brazil face South Korea at Old Trafford as they seek to reach the final of the men's Olympic football tournament.
Brazil 3-0 South Korea
Full time - Brazil 3-0 South Korea: It looked early on as if Brazil could struggle, but they came through and again scored three goals, as they have done in every game in this tournament. Damião was the difference again, and the side will head into the final against Mexico on Saturday in confident mood.
90' - Brazil are comfortably seeing the game out now as the seconds tick away.
83' - Substitution: Bruno Uvini gets his first taste of Olympic action as he replaces Juan.
79' - Ki fires in a free-kick from 30 yards with plenty of power but little accuracy as it flies over the top.
78' - Substitutions: Ji of Sunderland comes off for South Korea. His replacement is Baek Sung Dong. For Brazil, Alexandre Pato replaces Damião.
77' - Substitution: Hulk replaces Marcelo for Brazil.
76' - Neymar attempts to cut in from the right and the ball sits up for him, but he slices his effort over the top.
71' - Substitution: South Korea make their second change, as Arsenal's Park Chu Young comes on for Kim Sung Hyun.
70' - Neymar delights the crowd with some fancy footwork as Brazil start to knock the ball around nonchalantly. It's party time now for Menezes' players.
67' - Gabriel palms away Ki's inswinging free-kick for a corner. The scoreline is harsh on South Korea but Brazil won't care one bit. Damião is now the outright top scorer in the Olympic competition, with six goals.
64' - GOAL! Brazil 3-0 South Korea (Damião): Thiago Silva's fine long ball finds Neymar. He cuts inside across the box and finds Oscar, who attempts to play the one-two. The ball is deflected to Damião, who readjusts his feet brilliantly to sidefoot in the third. Brazil are going to the final!
59' - Substitution: South Korean captain Ja Cheol Koo is replaced by Woo-Young Jung.
57' - GOAL! Brazil 2-0 South Korea (Damião): Neymar cuts the ball back across the box, it goes between the legs of Marcelo but Leandro Damião is waiting to slam in Brazil's second.
55' - Apologies for the delay, we are experiencing some minor technical problems. South Korea have a dangerous free-kick on the edge of the box, but Ki sends it straight into the Brazilian wall.
47' - Ji wastes a great chance, controlling the ball on his chest and volleying over from 12 yards after Kim knocks down a free-kick into the box with his head.
46' - South Korea kick off the second half.
Half-time: Brazil 1-0 South Korea: Both sides had their moments in the first half, but Brazil survived a few early scares and took the lead through Rômulo. They are now just 45 minutes away from the Olympic final.
45+1' - Ji hits a half volley from just inside the area which zips narrowly over the top of the bar.
38' - GOAL! Brazil 1-0 South Korea (Rômulo): Oscar drives diagonally across the box and feeds Rômulo. The Spartak Moscow midfielder sidefoots a weak effort towards the near post, but goalkeeper Lee gets his positioning wrong and the ball goes through his legs.
36' - Neymar's bending free-kick is punched away two-fisted by Lee.
28' - The Koreans started on top, but Menezes' side have come back into the game and it is an intriguing contest thus far.
23' - Sandro curls a low effort from 25 yards which Lee parries away. Damião drives the loose ball back across goal but there is no-one there to convert it.
20' - Lee runs out to challenge Damião, and is caught in no man's land as Alex Sandro chips goalwards. Fortunately for the Korean goalkeeper, a defender is back to clear the ball away.
19' - Damião gets on to Marcelo's through ball and cuts inside to shoot. Lee spills the ball but is up quick enough to swipe it away from the onrushing Neymar.
17' - Ji hits a powerful drive from 25 yards which has Gabriel scrambling across goal, but fortunately for Brazil it is just too high.
14' - Gabriel gets in all sorts of trouble and is beaten to the ball by Kim Hyun-Sung. The ball breaks loose and Ji attempts to head goalwards, but his effort is blocked by Juan, who looked to go in hard with a high foot.
11' - Ji looks to curl a shot goalwards from the edge of the box, but Rafael slides in well to deflect it away for a corner. From the set piece, a goalmouth scramble is eventually cleared by Juan after Kim's cross.
10' - No chances for either side as yet, but South Korea are retaining posession very well so far.
1' - Brazil get us underway!
19.42 - The national anthems are complete, and we will be kicking off shortly.
19.40 - The Seleção were knocked out at this stage four years ago in Beijing by their arch rivals Argentina. They ultimately finished with the bronze in 2008, but their eyes will be firmly on gold this time around. The South Korea team is now confirmed, and you can see it at the bottom of the page.
19.31 - Brazil have managed three goals a game so far in this tournament. In contrast, South Korea have scored just three goals in total in their four games so far.
19.15 - Whoever wins this game will face Mexico for the gold medal. They won 3-1 earlier today against Japan. Let us know if you think Brazil will make it on Twitter, @Sambafoot_en
19.15 - Brazil have made one change from their 3-2 victory over Honduras, with Alex Sandro coming in for Hulk. The former usually plays at left-back, so it will be interesting to see how he fits in to the Seleção line-up. We will bring you the South Korea team news as soon as we have it.
19.15 - Welcome to Sambafoot's coverage of Brazil v South Korea in the semi-finals of the Olympic Games. Mano Menezes' side arrived in London with the aim of claiming a first ever gold medal in this event, and now they are just one game away from the final. Standing in their way are South Korea, who defeated the hosts, Great Britain, in the last round.
Brazil: Gabriel; Rafael, Thiago Silva, Juan, Marcelo; Sandro, Rômulo, Alex Sandro; Oscar, Neymar, Leandro Damião.
South Korea: Lee; Oh, Yun, Kim Young-Gwon, Hwang; Ki, Kim Bo-Kyung, Nam, Koo; Ji, Kim Hyun-Sung.
Referee: Pavel Kralovec (Czech Republic)