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By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - With the first ball to be kicked in South Africa on Friday morning (11AM Brasilia time), player injuries, a supporter crush and referee controversy have hampered some World Cup preparations, but Brazil continued to look strong in their warm up games.

The national team took part in a monumental event last Tuesday when they became the first non-African team to play in Zimbabwe since 1980. Dunga’s men comprehensively defeated their hosts 3-0 in Harare with Michel Bastos, Robinho and Elano scoring the goals for a strong line up in . . .

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