World Cup 2010: Brazil vs. North Korea Live Stream [UPDATED]
Five-time champions Brazil take on North Korea, the lowest-ranked (105th) qualifier at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and the South Americans will do everything in their might to get off on the right foot in Group G–the toughest group in South Africa.
This could easily be the biggest mismatch of the entire tournament–a David and Goliath matchup–and a North Korea defeat of the Samba Boys would rank as one of the greatest upsets in sports history. The “Chollima” reached the knock-out stage in England in 1966 but their chances of matching that are slim against a team of enthusiastic Brazilians.
Dunga’s men have enjoyed five consecutive victories while North Korea has been less than impressive in its lead up matches. However, Jong Tae-se is predicting a win over the South Americans. The 26-year-old striker, who plays for Kawasaki Frontale in Japan, has promised to score a goal per game, despite his country being the tournament’s biggest underdogs.
“I will keep my promise of scoring one goal per game,” he told South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo. “In our group it will be Brazil and North Korea who will advance.”
Meanwhile, Kaka says he doesn’t know if he can play the full 90 minutes tonight. Speaking to the media, the Real Madrid midfielder says that although his left thigh strain is now 100 percent pain-free, there is no guarantee that he’ll last the entire game. If he doesn’t, the Selecao will count on Robinho to stir the offense.
The match kicks-off at 20:30 CET (2:30 p.m. ET).
UPDATE: Brazil beat North Korea 2-1 after a scoreless first half, thanks to goals by Maicon and Elano. Ji Yun-Nam scored for the “Chollima” in the 88th minute.