Friday, June 25, 2010

Brazil vs Portugal Time and Live Score: FIFA World Cup 2010

Brazil heads into their final group match against Portugal on 25 June with both sides looking to clinch at least a point from the affair, though on different perspectives. With two wins, Brazil has already ensured their progress to the next round and a point from this game would ensure their finish at the top of the Group G point table, while Portugal needs to draw this encounter as it would ensure their progress to the knock out stage.


The match kicks off at 14:00 GMT and 16:00 local time. As per Portugal time, the match starts at 15:00, while according to Brazil time, the match begins at 11:00. In USA, the match begins at 10:00 (New York time) and at 07:00 (California time).

Live Score

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Brazil started off their World Cup campaign with a tepid 2-1 win over minnows North Korea, but the five-time world champions got back their rhythm against Ivory Coast as they won the match 3-1. However, their victory was marred by playmaker Kaka’s unfortunate sending off.

Portugal did not have a very good start either. They started with a goalless draw with Ivory Coast, but bounced back in fashion with a 7-0 victory over North Korea in their previous match. So, they would now like to continue the momentum against Brazil who will be missing key midfielder Kaka. It seems Portugal would have an edge in the midfield in the absence of Brazilian playmaker Kaka.

Knowing that a point from the match would be enough for them to reach the next round, Portugal may play it safe without concentrating more on attack. However, given the recent form of Tiago, Ronaldo, Meireles, and Almeida, Portugal seems less likely to concentrate more on defending rather than attacking.

Even a small margin defeat would not be a problem for Portuguese side unless Ivory Coast does not win over North Korea with a 7 or 8 goal margin. Portugal has +7 goal difference, while Ivory Coast has -2 goal difference.

Brazil knows that a defeat would drop them to the second spot in the group and it could set up a possible face off with Spain in the Round of 16 and Brazil would like to avoid Spain. Though the Selecaos are missing playmaker Kaka, they need not to worry a lot as they have some quality players who can fill in the gap left by Kaka.

Julio Baptista would most probably be deployed with the creative role in the midfield. Moreover, two wing backs Maicon and Michel Bastos have attacking intent too. Midfielder Elano is a bit doubtful for the match after being stretchered off during the 3-1 win over Ivory Coast.

Despite the absence of Kaka, it could turn out to be an entertaining encounter for the football fans who would like to see some beautiful football. Overall, both sides have attacking intent and that is where lies the indication for a lively football match.

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