The five-time World Cup champions take to the pitch in their tournament opener, as Brazil looks to grab an early edge in Group G when it faces North Korea at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa (2:30 p.m., ESPN/ESPN3.com).
After seeing Portugal and the Ivory Coast play to a scoreless draw, the Selecao will look to burst out of the gates and overwhelm their opponent. With a more organized, less stylistic way of playing and a decorated cast that includes the likes of Kaka, Robinho, Luis Fabiano, Felipe Melo, Maicon and Lucio, the Brazilians are heavy favorites to lock down three points.
North Korea boasts a bunch of unknowns, but the overall lack of pedigree and 105 world ranking would suggest that the Asian squad is in for a rough night. Striker Jong Tae-se, the widely acclaimed "People's Wayne Rooney," will look to maintain his goal-scoring ways against a sound defensive unit.
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