Brazil Kick Off With Victory

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil began their World Cup campaign with a less than emphatic 2-1 win over North Korea on Tuesday, but will be cheered by their Group G rivals Portugal and Ivory Coast's failure to score in their opener earlier in the day. Brazil's result never looked in doubt, but still raises some questions as to their ability to secure a sixth World Cup title.

Nearly 100,000 people packed Copacabana beach to follow the game on two huge screens, whilst in Johannesburg's Ellis Park stadium the teams were greeted . . .

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