Coaches hope for improved showing
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With Brazil scoring seven past New Zealand without reply and Korea DPR earning a dramatic draw with England, you might expect both of the teams' coaches to be fairly satisfied. Not so. Lucho Nizzo and An Ye Gun want to see their boys do a lot better in their second match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Expect a close encounter.

The game
Brazil - Korea DPR, Jeju, Tuesday 21 August, 20:00 (local time)

The stakes
Brazil could book a place in the next phase of the competition with a victory over Korea DPR on Tuesday, yet should the AFC runners-up claim all three points they would stand a very good chance of qualifying for the next phase as group winners. If they manage to finish at the section's summit they would return to Jeju in the Round of 16. That is a tremendous incentive for An's players, who received excellent backing from the local fans against England - and will probably receive similar support for this fixture.

The players
The fastest goalscorer of at a FIFA finals event, Fabinho, had treatment for a tight thigh muscle on Sunday, but is expected to be fit for this game.

The past
These two teams have had one previous head-to-head in the FIFA U-17 World Cup Peru 2005 quarter-finals, which Brazil won 3-1 in extra time (the match ended 1-1 after 90 minutes). Brazil and Korea DPR also met at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship Russia 2006, with the Asians winning 1-0.

The words
"The Korea DPR team is very well organised and their control of the ball is excellent, so it is not going to be easy for us. They played well against England and fully deserved the draw they got. We will have to raise our standards, because Korea DPR will be a much tougher test than New Zealand," Lucho Nizzo, Brazil coach.

"I expect a better performance from my team against Brazil. It will be a tough game, but let's wait and see who will beat who. There are areas where my side have to improve, such as team-work, individual skills and shooting. But what pleased me was their spirit to fight for a goal till the very last second of the game," An Ye Gun, Korea DPR coach.