Of course, the first game in every tournament is very hard in any circumstance. But against North Korea, the worst ranked country in the World Cup, Brazil could have, and should have, played a lot better then it did this tuesday.
Especialy in the first half, Brazil played poorly, created very rare good plays, and worse: Kaká still seems like he is tottaly out of synch with himself. Real Madrid's midfielder made some stupid mistakes and he seems like needing more playing time.
Luis Fabiano, who supposed to be our striker, completed six matches without scoring. And he also misses a great chance of putting an end to that during the game. The positive thing in the offense is Robinho, who had a good and solid game, and gave an assist.
The best player for Brazil was Elano (very underrated sometimes). The midfield scored and gave an assist, controling the rhythm in that area of the pitch.
After watching the first game, I don't understand why Dunga kept hidding from the press the brazilian practice sessions. Another thing that rounds the manager's head that anybody can understand is why did he bring Kleberson.
During todays match, Dunga made two substitutions in the center midfield position, where Kleberson plays, and he did not put Flamengo's player in the game, rathering the wingback Daniel Alves instead. Thinking that way, he could have called Ronaldinho to South Africa and leave him as a very good option on the bench. Because we also saw that Julio Baptista did not replace Kaká like he would in theory, Nilmar, a forward, did.
Sunday's matchup against Ivory Coast will be a lot harder for Brazil. Because the africans have a solid defense and play very tough. Usually Dunga had a lot of trouble against teams that play this way against his players.
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