Brazil 4-3 Egypt June 2009

June 15, 2009 at 12:53 6 comments

Kaká gets the winner against a plucky Egypt

Kaká gets the winner against a plucky Egypt

Brazil’s Confederation Cup campaign got off to a shaky start after they squeezed past Egypt 4-3 in the Free State stadium.

Kaká, Luís Fabiano and Juan had given Brazil a 3-1 lead but Shawky and two from Zidan brought things level in the second-half.

Brazil, though, were thrown a lifeline just before full-time when Al Muhamadi handled the ball on the line and Kaká slotted home from the spot.

Brazil got away with this one but only just – and the critics will be out for coach Dunga following the second-half cave in.

See the highlights here


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Eric Goncalves  |  June 15, 2009 at 14:45

    Very shaky game from Brasil nobody showed any signs of life except kaka. I think dunga needs to replace Kleber and Dani Alves. Our wingbacks got totally outplayed, Changes must be made if we are to beat italy or the US.

  • 2. jzlim11  |  June 15, 2009 at 22:52

    Egypt team’s individual skill and team work were much better than Brazil. They really deserve a win. When i watched the first half Brazil’s performance, i said in my mind “Shit! Dunga Brazil is back again.” 1st and 3rd Egypt goal were Dani Alves’s mistake. He leave too much space for Zidan. Our twin tower Juan and Lucio the so called “invisible wall” were so dull. But for me the worst players were Kleber and Gilberto Silva. Especially Gilberto Silva always gave away possesion and lousy passing. As for Kleber, i have no idea what he was doing. After Robinho and Elano were substituted. Kaka became more lively. I think 4-3-1-2 formation will suits Kaka better. Pato didn’t have much impact in this game. Ramires was ok.

    • 3. linusinho  |  June 16, 2009 at 05:17

      I think its the sign of a good team that even when they have a bad game, they still win.
      But, I having said that I am not at all confident about kleber and Gilberto Silva.

  • 4. KM in WALES  |  June 16, 2009 at 05:36

    The Pharoah’s pushed brazil all the was a good match for a neutral spectator. The brazilian side needs balance – they need to build the team around Kaka.

  • 5. Daniel Powell  |  June 16, 2009 at 10:54

    Of all the brazilian players Dunga could call up how has kleber made it into the squad and starting line up! Likewise can be said for elano. where’s Diego,Hulk and adriano of sevilla who have had great seasons this would have been the ideal opportunity what does dunga do in the international breaks?? Least we can call on match winners like kaka,robinho,fabiano. come on the selecao.

  • 6. kofi antwi boasiako  |  June 16, 2009 at 15:21

    i die hard fun of brazil, all dat Dunga sholud do is bring up tactics to stop our next opponet from scoring.
    from Ghana


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