Dutch coach Bert وین Marwijk says he is confident the Oranje will prevail over five-time champions Brazil in Friday's FIFA World Cup™ quarter-final. The Netherlands go into this last-eight clash at the Nelson Mandela خلیج, کھاڑی Stadium having won their first four matches in South Africa, but face their toughest test yet in the shape of Dunga's A Seleção.
Van Marwijk, who assumed control of the Netherlands team after UEFA EURO 2008, told a pre-match press conference: "Brazil are favourites for the World Cup, but we've proven we can also beat this type of opponent. I am fully confident of that.
Coach Dunga is confident he has assembled a mature and skilful Brazilian squad ready for their first big challenge at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ against the Netherlands.
Brazil cruised into the quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over Chile at Soccer City on Monday and now face the Dutch in Port Elizabeth on Friday. The Netherlands, two-time beaten finalists in 1974 and 1978, stretched their longest-ever unbeaten streak to 23 games with a 2-1 Round-of-16 victory over Slovakia in Durban on Monday.
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Set to take centre stage in Cape Town on 29 June is a glittering Round of 16 clash between two neighbours and contenders for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ crown: Spain and Portugal. Standing سیکنڈ and third respectively in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, the eagerly anticipated encounter between the Iberian duo at the Green Point Stadium is the sides’ first meeting at world football’s سب, سب سے اوپر table.
The match Spain-Portugal, Round of 16, Cape Town, Tuesday 29 June 2010, 20.30 (local time)
Brazil may have already qualified for the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup™, but Kaka has warned Portugal to still expect a battle when the two sides meet on Friday.
Kaka is suspended for the game after being sent off in his team's 3-1 triumph over Côte d'Ivoire. The South Americans lead Group G, two points clear of second-place Portugal, who need a win to guarantee the سب, سب سے اوپر spot in the pool.
"Brazil will go out to win," کہا Kaka. "This final group game is important for us to finish first. A draw would also be good but a win would give us the strength to go into the knock-out round really motivated."...