Johannesburg(E): Brazil will begin their World Cup campaign when they take on an inexperienced Korea DPR who have just a single appearance in the World Cup history in the Goup G match in Johannesberg. The Brazilian will be on lookout to thrash the Koreans and make a strong start in their road to World Cup hunt.
The Korea DPR team is being considered as underdogs going into the match with the majority talking about by how many goals they will be tasting defeat. However Coach Kim Jong-Hun is targeting one of the biggest shocks in the history of the competition.
The only time they featured in the World Cup they upset the Italians at England by winning 1 goal to nil in the 1966 edition.
Midfielder An Yong-Hak believes that the team is mentally stronger than the Brazilians and is banking on their mental strength. They are considered to be strong defensively and are likely to defend their hearts out against the Brazilian strike threat.
Ahead of the field the Korean side have Jong Ta-Se who has been in good form. The strike force will be working around him to try and stun the Brazilians.
On the other hand Brazil the most successful side in World Cup history would be looking to get a good run especially after their arch-rivals Germany beat 4-0 dominantly over Australia. Kaka will be the man to watch out for along with frontman Luis Fabiano.
We can expect attacking football from the Brazilians and they do have a strong defensive line up with the likes of Lucio, Maicon. Perhaps the defensive line up is one of the strongest and is highly rated.
Dunga is keen to produce positive results for his team as he has made significant changes in the team, dropping the likes of flamboyant playmaker, Ronaldhino.
The Brazilians have had a good run under him winning the Confederations Cup last year. Brazil also beat Italy, England, Portugal and Argentina in friendlies before the World Cup.
The Coach seems to be totally foccused ahead of the clash and he has clearly stated that they are not taking the Korean team lightly. He said all the 32 teams who qualified can play and all the teams should be respected.
Players to watch out for:
Brazil: Luis Fabiano, Kaka, Maicon
Korea DPR: Jong Ta-Se, Hong Yong-jo, An Yong-Hak