Brazil coach Dunga is considering resting his key players for their final Olympic group game against China having already reached the quarter-finals.
Brazil's side is packed with valuable talent, led by two-time FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho, AC Milan sensation Alexandre Pato, and Manchester United's Anderson, and Dunga doesn't want to take unnecessary risks. However, he insisted that Brazil would not sit back in a match that China must win to stand any chance of keeping their tournament alive.
"Brazil never treats any match as a friendly," said Dunga. "We will take it as we take all of our matches, but we will wait until after training on Tuesday to see which players will play."
Brazil have arguably looked the most dangerous team in the competition so far with Ronaldinho leading the side to a convincing 5-0 thrashing of New Zealand on Sunday after they beat Belgium 1-0 in their opener. Goalkeeper Renan paid tribute to the Brazilian defence for helping him keep a clean sheet, but reminded them to keep their focus against China on Wednesday.
"It is important to maintain security at the back," he said. "Brazil is known for strong attacking, but we also have a good defensive team. We go into every game with the mentality that we are not going to concede. That is something that spreads from our forwards to our defenders, but also we have to score of course - that is the key."
China's underachieving side must beat the South Americans with Belgium on three points in the group, and China and New Zealand on one apiece. Chinese coach Yin Tiesheng knows their Olympics are all but over.
"I think Brazil has already shown their quality. It'll be a good opportunity for the players and coaches to play against a top team in the world," he said.