Supporters confident about Brazil's future in World Cup

14:33, June 21, 2010      

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Kaka of Brazil (C) runs with the ball during the Group G soccer match against Ivory Coast at 2010 FIFA World Cup at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)

After Brazil's second victory on Sunday in as many matches, supporters are confident that their national team will manage to get to the World Cup final in South Africa.

"The match was great, Brazil played very well and if they maintain this performance, we will certainly get to the final," Guilherme de Carvalho, a Law student at Brasilia University, told Xinhua after the match.

Guilherme watched Sunday match with a group of friends at Mont Sion, a traditional pub in Brazil's capital.

The five-time champions won 3-0 over Cote d'Ivoire in a very violent match that ended with the expulsion of Brazilian midfielder Kaka.

"I think it was unfair, but Kaka played very badly anyway," said Guilherme.

The public at Mont Sion, amounting to about 200 people of all ages, complained bitterly about the French referee Stephen Lannoy, but nothing bothered the celebration of the victory.

"Brazil will get to the final and win a World Cup for the sixth time. All the other important squads are having very bad results, except for Brazil and Argentina, but I believe Argentina will be eliminated in the next phase," forecasts the adman Andre Ribeiro.

Brazil's next match takes place on Friday in Durban against Portugal, which so far is placed the second in Group G, only behind Brazil.

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