Brazil maintained their 100 per cent record in Group E as they saw off Korea DPR comfortably in Christchurch, racking up a 3-0 win.

They were made to wait for that victory though, with all three coming in the second half as a Min Hyo-Song own goal opened proceedings before Jean Carlos and Leo Pereira saw them end the FIFA U-20 World Cup group stage on a high.

Brazil were guaranteed their place in the next round, but knew that a spectacular slip would have left them at the mercy of the chasing Nigeria and Hungary. But in truth that never looked likely, as A Seleção took control of the game from the off.

The Korea DPR defence sat deep and accepted that their South American opponents would dominate possession - 68 per cent in total - but their organisation and solidity saw the Group E leaders limited to efforts from range in the early passages of play. Judivan tried his luck first, then Jaja went even closer before Malcolm changed tack and tried to pick Marcos Guilherme at the far post, though keeper Ri In Hak was alive to the danger.

The Brazilian front line will still be wondering how they didn't go ahead a few moments later, though. Great work from Judivan teed up Malcolm, but when his effort was cleared off the line by Kim Kuk Chol, Guilherme struck the post from the rebound. Judivan then got the opportunity at the third time of asking, but he blazed his over with goal gaping.

The shots from distance continued, with Boschilla trying his effort twice, though the tactic finally pays dividends after the break. Guilherme had already struck the post before minutes later a shot from all of 35 yards by Jaja deflected wildly off Hyo Song giving In Hak no chance.

While that was something of a scrappy way to chalk up the opener, the second was pure Brazilian magic. After coming on as half-time substitute, Jean Carlos lit up the Christchurch stadium as he delightfully rolled his foot over the ball to beat one, jinked to his right to see off another, then slotted past the keeper with ease.

The game, top spot and a perfect record in the group was now sewn up, but Brazil kept on pushing forward, with one more coming from their efforts. Fellow substitute Andreas Periera drew a great save from In Hak, diving low to his right, but from the following corner he could do nothing. Leo Pereira drifted off to the far post in to space, before his header picked out the opposite corner to add some gloss to the evening's endeavours. A meeting with Uruguay in New Plymouth awaits.