A crowd of around 30,000 is expected at the FIFA World Cup™ Stadium in Jeju with many local people eager to get a glimpse of Brazil's famous yellow shirts. With Lulinha, Fabio and Co. expected to shine in this tournament, New Zealand will have to be on their guard, particularly as they slipped to a 4-0 defeat to Korea Republic a week ago. That said, the Kiwi team has an excellent spirit and fear no-one. FIFA tournaments have seen a fair few shocks over the years - and this match could provide one.
Following the clash between Korea DPR and England, the Seleçao take on the All Whites at the FIFA World Cup Stadium, Jeju. Although Brazil are favourites going into the game, they cannot afford to take Colin Tuaa's side lightly. Like Brazil, New Zealand are champions of their region and in striker Costa Barbarouses, they have a potential matchwinner.
Both sides are expected to be at full strength for this match.
This is the first meeting of the two sides at a FIFA U-17 World Cup. However, New Zealand have never scored against Brazil in a FIFA competition: Brazil won 4-0 in the 1982 FIFA World Cup™, 2-0 in the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1999 and 4-0 in an friendly in 2006 before the sides drew 0-0 in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship 2006.
"We have a very difficult group, but there are no easy games at international level these days. Every group is tough in this competition. I'm sure New Zealand will give us a very difficult game," Lucho Nizzo, Brazil coach.
"We've played a team from every continent in our build-up so we've got a handle on different styles of play and know the level we have to get too," New Zealand coach Colin Tuaa.