Brazil arrives in South Africa for WCup
JOHANNESBURG (AP)—Five-time World Cup winner Brazil touched down in South Africa early Thursday, with coach Dunga announcing “we are ready” ahead of their World Cup campaign.
Dunga’s squad, good enough to forego stars like Ronaldinho, Adriano, and Ronaldo, arrived after an overnight flight from Sao Paulo.
The Brazilians were greeted by local organizing committee chairman Irvhin Khoza, who said “You can see that they are confident and serious about this tournament.”
“The arrival of Brazil gives great confidence to all South Africans that this World Cup is really happening.”
Brazil’s opening match is against North Korea at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park stadium on June 15.
CAMERON’S COMMENT: This is very professional of the Brazlians. South Africa has an “altitude problem” for many countries whose players are used to other climes and to go there ahead pf tome, to get loads of practice, in the correct atmosphere, or acclimatisation purposes, shows how serious the Brazilians are.