North Korea and Brazil Face off Match at the World Cup 2010
North Korea and Brazil Face off Match at the World Cup 2010 - Brazil opens its campaign for a sixth World Cup title here Tuesday against North Korea, the match features two coaches in jarring contrast.
Brazil did not look overly defensive when it took 31 shots against the Americans here in the final of the 2009 Confederations Cup, erasing a two-goal deficit in a frantic, wildly exciting 3-2 victory.Brazil, along with Spain, is favored to win the tournament. But many Brazilians lament that victory would be achieved with insufficient elegance and flamboyance.
Ivory Coast are in the same Group G and hope captain and inspirational striker Didier Drogba will declare himself fit to take on Portugal and their wing wizard Cristiano Ronaldo in another match on Tuesday.
Playing their first World Cup as an independent nation, Slovakia's coach Vladimir Weiss also has past experience in the tournament. He was part of the Czechoslovakia team that reached the quarter-finals in Italy in 1990.