World Cup 2010: Portugal vs. Brazil Live Stream
The mighty Brazil takes on Portugal at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban this afternoon, and this match has been among the most highly anticipated games of all the first-phase encounters at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The Seleccao das Quinas have met Brazil 18 times in the past, but it is their former colony who has the better record. The last time these two teams met, in 2008, the Samba Boys scored six times, with Luis Fabiano collecting a hat trick and additional goals by Maicon, Elano and Adriano.
The five-time champions are already through to the next round. Portugal can advance with a draw but depending on the results of the match between Ivory Coast and North Korea later in the day. However, beating the North Koreans up to nine goals and still hope for a Brazil’s win over the Europeans is an impossible dream for the West African side.
The winner of Group G may be rewarded by avoiding an encounter with European champions Spain in the last 16.
Portugal is likely to be without Chelsea midfielder Deco, who is injured. Tiago, who netted twice and played very well against the Chollima, will start instead of him. Kaka, meanwhile, will be out for the Brazilians due to the second yellow card acquired at the end of that encounter with Ivory Coast.
“The Brazil match is big for everyone in the team,” Tiago told reporters. “We know it will be difficult to beat them because they are one of the great teams in this tournament.”
The match kicks-off at 16:00 CET (10:00 a.m. ET). For more of Portugal vs. Brazil live online (free live stream, en vivo) you can go HERE.