Brazil vs. North Korea 2010 FIFA World Cup: Brazil's Possible Line-up
The 2010 FIFA World Cup enters the final phase of the first round of the group stages and Brazil take on minnows North Korea.
The tournament has been kind of a low scoring competition with only one game with more than two goals scored.
Brazil vs. North Korea will definitely be a high scoring game and anything less that three nil might be a failure for Brazil, an exaggeration to say the least, but the samba boys who are ranked 1st in the world will be looking to put on a show.
The match cannot be played with out a starting XI, here's a possible line-up.
GK: Julio Cesar
Although there are doubt over his fitness, he was recently declared fit to feature in the game.
Brazil need a reliable shot stopper to prevent any unprecedented shocks.
The energetic right back will earn a role as a starter after impressing all season with Inter Milan, winning the European treble.
His ability to link up with the center and right midfield, his crosses are an asst for the team.
He is a solid rock at center back and will be delighted to have club teammate Maicon right back.
Lucio is a monster in defense and dominated aerially at both ends and is an excellent tackler.
Also plays in the Italian league, he plays for Roma.
He was crucial to the teams push for the league title and although he came up short, ge did more than enough to earn a place in defense.
LB: Michel Bastos
Bastos is a very versatile player who can play from left back to midfield, which is a plus for coach Dunga.
Bastos crosses the ball very well, has a monster shot, quick feet and decent field vision.
DM: Gilberto Silva
The veteran has been ever present in the Brazilian midfield, featuring 88 times for his country.
His wisdom and composure has impressed Dunga and earns him a starting place.
Silva always seems to know what to do in tight positions and bails his team mates out. He is a great passer, the Brazilian way.
Although Felipe Melo stuggled at club level with Juventus, he is a different player when he wears his national teams colors.
He marshals the center of the park, tackles, breaks up play and pops up with occasional headers or long range shots.
The former FIFA World Player of the Year will start for Brazil to no surprise.
The midfield maestro is a creative force on the ball.
He seems to be the perfect attacking player, dribbles, shoots accurately , passes precisely and is also a great of the ball runner.
He links up with others well on the pitch and sees the game a frame faster than others.
Although he is still adapting to Spain , he never has a hard time steam rolling oppositions for country on his good day.
Elano moved to Turkish side Galatasaray in search of first team football, he impressed Dunga with his displays and earned a call-up to the squad.
He is also a creative player in the final third and has the ability to play the final ball to create a goal. He looks to score also and is a dead ball specialist.
Enter Robinho, twinkle toes, step-over guru or whatever you chose to call him, Robinho is a deadly player.
His trickery is his best asset, he draws players to him and can play under pressure and create chances for his team mates and also score.
Robinho plays with flair and such freedom, making his moves very natural and could do a lot of damage even if he doesn't get on the scoresheet.
CF: Luis Fabiano
Luis Fabiano is a phenomenal stijer for his country with a very impressive record, 25 goals in 38 games.
He scored five goals in the 2009 Confederations Cup and helped Brazil win it.
He is a great target man, he holds up the ball and can dribble past payers which creates chances for himself.
Fabiano also has the attacking talent in the squad as a supporting cast that could propel him to the top of the scoring charts.