Brazil’s Tough World Cup Start

By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Earlier this month Brazil was placed in one of the toughest groups of the 2010 World Cup Finals, comprising as it does three strong contenders for the trophy in Brazil, Portugal and Ivory Coast - all with the knowledge that only two can advance to the next stage. Short of a miracle the fourth team - Korea DPR - are clear favorites to finish bottom.

What Brazil have in their favor is a footballing tradition and World Cup pedigree that is unmatched by their opponents. Brazil's Seleção (National Team) is the only one . . .

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