preview of the match Brazil-Chile and Prediction of the match Brazil-Chile Speed Chilean players make the players of Brazil midfielder, Gilberto Silva, worried. He asked his team to double concentration against Marcelo Bielsa’s team at Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, Monday (06/28/2010).
Indeed Chile can not be underestimated. Since Bielsa, Chile rocketed into one of the South American giant. They were able to finish in second place qualification CONMEBOL zone. They also successfully won six points against Switzerland and Honduras in Group H. In addition, Matiaz Fernandez and his colleagues are also able to trouble the Spanish at the end of the match, despite losing 1-2.
“We must concentrate our multiply against Chile. This is a very different game with a game against Portugal. We have a good record against Chile, but that’s only a matter of time. We must pay attention to them right now,” said Silva.
“We saw them against Spain and they played well. So we must multiply our concentration,” said Silva.
“What we see is they are playing without fear and they have good speed. We must be alert to counter-attack them because they know how to practice them correctly. They will not be waiting behind. We know we must not make mistakes because Chile have dangerous, “continued Silva.
Players to watch
Kaka (BRA) v Jorge Valdivia (CHI)
The Brazil playmaker remains an idol at Sao Paulo, where he first rose to prominence before setting sail for AC Milan, while his Chilean counterpart was an iconic figure for O Tricolor Paulista’s regional rivals Palmeiras, firing 24 goals in 93 appearances between 2006 and 2008. Despite those contrasting club allegiances, the two players perform a similar function on the pitch and how they fare could well prove key to this game. Their vision, the quality of their passing and their set-piece pedigree could all potentially make the difference at either end, with neither defence noted for being porous or naive.
2 – Brazil and Chile have crossed paths on two previous occasions at this level, in the semi-finals at Chile 1962 and in the Round of 16 at France 1998. A Canarinho prevailed in both games, scoring four goals each time to triumph 4-2 and 4-1 – an omen, perhaps, for a feast of attacking football at Ellis Park Stadium.
What they said
“We’re going to need to learn to play against defensive sides as I think very few teams will want to play Brazil at our own game. A Seleção must start finding solutions to get around this problem, because from now on every match will be decisive,” Luis Fabiano, Brazil forward.
“Brazil have proved down the years that they’re a team to be feared, but in this World Cup they’ve also shown that in addition to their usual creative style they now boast combativeness and strength,” Marcelo Bielsa, Chile coach.