Brazil book pre World Cup International Friendly warm ups

29th May 2010 | World Cup Betting category: Football World Cup News
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Brazil, who have already arrived in South Africa ahead of the World Cup, have booked two friendlies to get themselves warmed up for their World Cup Fixtures. Admittedly they are not the toughest test that Brazil will face over the next month or so, but it will give Dunga’s men some match practice and fitness. The Seleçao have booked two International Friendly matches as part of their warm up, one against Zimbabwe, and another against Tanzania. Brazil will become the first non-African nation to play in Zimbabwe for 30 years. Brazil bowed out of the last World Cup at the Quarter Final stage to France, somehow. Beware of the beast with the wounded pride. Twelve months ago, Brazil won the FIFA Confederations cup in South Africa, so they are prepared for the conditions, which are more likely to suit the European nations.

Brazil are the number one FIFA ranked team in the World going into South Africa 2010, but are second in World Cup Odds to European Champions Spain. Brazilian coach Dunga named his 23 man squad well ahead of time, in a no nonsense approach to laying out his intentions. This is clearly Dunga’s Brazil, with his authority stamped all over it, and he wasn’t about to bow to pressure to include one of the world’s top players in his squad. So, while there was no room for Ronaldinho and Adriano, the Brazil who are marching to the tournament in a quest to secure their sixth title, are ominously powerful in all departments, including defence. With Brazil probably the most business like team in their approach to the World Cup, you only have to look at Dunga’s face to know that he is not there to mess around. In fact, if past trends are anything to go by, Tanzania and Zimbabwe will probably face the full brunt of the World Cup starting eleven.

Naturally there will be a lot of justified betting on Brazil at the World Cup simply because of their heritage and record in the competition. Not to mention also that continuously produce some of the most talented footballers in the world. Not to mention that they won the tough South American qualification zone. Not to mention they have a goal machine in Luis Fabiano, and so on and so forth. Brazil will always be a strong bet in the competition, and there is a chance that they could run into England in the semi finals if they both win their respective groups. World Cup betting sees Brazil hovering around the 9/2 mark, just a little out from favourites Spain, but still, for a nation that has won the World Cup five times already, that is an extremely decent price to jump all over. If you pulled them out of World Cup sweepstake you wouldn’t be disappointed, would you?



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