Fans can watch the Brazil vs. South Africa football match live online as the teams square off in an international friendly with the 2014 Rio World Cup in sight.
For the Brazilian squad, the match is more than just a tune-up. Defender Rafinha said he hopes that a strong performance in the friendly will cement him a spot on Luiz Felipe Scolari’s final World Cup roster.
Rafinha could make his first appearance since 2008 when the teams meet in Johannesburg.
“I will do what I always do for my club,” he told reporters in South Africa. “I’ve been called up because of what I do there.I must keep doing the same thing to remain in the national team. I must profit from this opportunity.”
Kickoff in the game is set for 17:00 from First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg.
Fans who watch Brazil vs. South Africa live online will see a Brazilian team with aspirations of winning the 2014 World Cup on its home turf.
“It’s been a long time since my last game for the national team,” said Fluminense striker Fred, who was sidelined six months with a muscle injury. “I was injured but I will be rewarded for the work I did over the break. Nothing will stop me dreaming. I’ve been dedicated to my club for a long time and it’s no different with Brazil.”
Fred added that he is confident of his team’s chances in the World Cup, which starts in June. He said: “It will be difficult for Brazil to lose the World Cup this year.”
But fans who watch the Brazil vs. South Africa football match live online shouldn’t count out the South African squad. Manager Gordon Igesund said his team can give Brazil a surprise.
“We want to put up a good performance. We’re playing a very good team — the five-time world champions,” he said. “I’ve got a squad of players which will be our national team moving forward. We’re looking to pick up where we left off. Everyone is fighting for places. We’ve got a good idea of who will be playing for Brazil.”
It’s more than just big talk from Igesund. Last year his team shocked world champion Spain 1-0 at the same venue.
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