South Africa vs Brazil by JerryDrake
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SOUTH AFRICA - BRAZIL
Date: March 5, 2014, 18:00
Stadium: FNB Stadium, Johannesburg (South Africa)
The Pentacampeao will play a friendly in South Africa and coach Scolari will start with a strong line-up which will probably be very close to the one who will make their debut with Croatia in the World Cup.
For this match the Brazilian trainer called up the best available players except the Brazilian players who play in the Brazilian league and those who are injured or out of form. The only player playing in Brazil to be called up is Fred (Fluminense) who just recovered from an injury.
Compared to the last friendlies there will not be Maicon (Roma), injured as well as Maxwell (PSG), Robinho (Milan), Hernanes (Inter), Marquinhos (PSG), Victor (Atletico Mineiro) and Lucas Leiva (Liverpool), Alexandre Pato (Sao Paulo), Henrique (Napoli), Diego Cavalieri (Fluminense), Dedé (Cruzeiro) and Lucas (PSG).
In Johannesburg Brazil will try to get their 7th consecutive win. Their season started with a defeat in Switzerland in August, since then they won all of their friendlies: vs. Australia in Brasilia 6-0 (Jo, Jo, Neymar, Ramires, Pato, Luiz Gustavo), vs. Portugal 3-1 in the United States (Raul Meireles, Thiago Silva, Neymar, Jo), vs. South Korea 2-0 in Seoul (Neymar, Oscar), vs. Zambia 2-0 in Beijing (Oscar, Dedé), vs. Honduras 5-0 in Miami (Bernard, Dante, Maicon, Willian, Hulk) and 2-1 vs. Chile in Toronto (Hulk, Vargas, Robinho).
South Africa surprisingly defeated Spain in their last friendly and they have never conceded more than one goal against Brazil in their two meetings: 1-0 for Brazil in the 2009 Confederations Cup (match played in Johannesburg) and again 1-0 in Sao Paulo in 2012.
South Africa Squad
Goalkeepers: Khune, Williams. Defenders: Nthete, Khumalo, Mkhwanazi, Xulu, Ngcongca, Mokeke, Matlaba. Midfield: Furman, Dikgacoi, Tshabalala, Claasen, Serero, Jali, Manyisa, Patosi, Mbatha, Zungu, Kekana. Forwards: Parker, Rantie, Ndolovu. Coach: Gordon Igesund
Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar, Jefferson. Defenders: Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Dante, Daniel Alves, Rafinha, Marcelo. Midfield: Luiz Gustavo, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Ramires, Oscar, Willian. Forwards: Neymar, Bernard, Hulk, Fred, Jo. Coach: Felipe Scolari
I think that Brazil will win by three.
My correct score: 0-3 Neymar, Oscar, Hulk
Bet: Brazil AH-2, 2.31 Pinnacle Sports, stake: 8/10
|Brazil AH-2||Pinnacle||2.31||8||0-5 WON (+10.48 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.