Brazil x Holland quarter-finals 2 July 2010: probable starting line-ups

July 2, 2010 at 09:36 9 comments

Robinho vs Robben

Brazil will face their first real test of the World Cup in South Africa when they go up against the Netherlands in Port Elizabeth later today.

Elano will miss the tie because of injury. Right-back Daniel Alves will improvise. Felipe Melo has not been confirmed. Josué is on stand-by once again. Julio Baptista should be on the bench but they’ll be no Ramires who is suspended.

Holland have no injury problems as Van der Vaart was back training late in the week.

Brazil: Júlio César, Maicon, Lúcio, Juan, Michel Bastos, Gilberto Silva, Felipe Melo (Josué), Daniel Alves, Kaká, Robinho, Luís Fabiano
Coach: Dunga

Holland: Stekelenburg, Van der Wiel, Heitinga, Mathijsen, Van Bronckhorst, Van Bommel, De Jong, Sneijder, Van der Vaart (Kuyt), Van Persie, Robben
Coach: Bert Van Marwijk

Venue: Nelson Mandela stadium

Kickoff: 11:00 (Brasiia), 15:00 (London)

Officials: Yuichi Nishimura, Toru Sagara, (both Japan), Jeong Hae-Sang (South Korea)


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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. pitacodogringo  |  July 2, 2010 at 09:50

    the CBF have just confirmed that Felipe Melo will start

    • 2. Steve  |  July 2, 2010 at 13:09

      I bet they wish he hadn’t!

  • 3. Steve  |  July 2, 2010 at 13:08

    I wouldn’t like to be Dunga now!

    At half time it looked like it was going to be awalkover.

  • 4. gonçalves  |  July 2, 2010 at 13:13

    felipe melo is a disgrace

  • 5. Daniel  |  July 2, 2010 at 13:21

    Sack dunga, I’m sorry but where was the strength in depth within the squad once brasil went behind he didn’t have any answers, leaving ronaldinho out among others has just proved a point! Kaka wasn’t match fit as well.bring back scolari.

  • 6. EUROPE THE BEST  |  July 2, 2010 at 14:26

    greetings from the netherlands….fuck samba soccer,


  • 7. amilcar lewis  |  July 2, 2010 at 14:37

    Sadly for Dunga his team didn’t deliver that is football but even if they carried dinho he still would not have made a difference holland got lucky he is still a great coach and should be given a chance in europe

    • 8. Steve  |  July 2, 2010 at 14:51

      I think you’re right. There can be a lot of luck in football.

  • 9. Daniel  |  July 3, 2010 at 06:46

    Your seriously putting it down to luck why brasil went out, they didn’t do enough in the second half to close the game out.And once they went behind had no answers to get back in the game.


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