Brazil has looked like one of the strongest teams at the World Cup so far and many observers feel that Dunga’s team has yet to hit its best form.
Holland coach Bert Van Marwijk will struggle to find many weaknesses in a very solid team, but he may have identified the fullback positions as an area for his team to exploit.
Brazil’s first-choice fullbacks, Maicon and Michel Bastos, are hardly bad players, they just tend to attack a lot, which may leaves gaps at the back.
Even so, Holland is unlikely to find much joy against Maicon, who is generally regarded as the best right—back in the world, especially if Dunga decides to retain the combination on the right of the Inter player and Dani Alves.
It is likely that Holland will look to attack down its right flank where Bastos has looked vulnerable.
The Lyon player usually plays as an attacking midfielder for his club side and occasionally looks unsure of his defensive roles, which could be good news for Holland now that winger Arjen Robben looks to be back to full fitness.
Brazil’s alternative at left—back is the veteran Gilberto, but, like Bastos, the Cruzeiro player tends to feature in an attacking role for his club.