The world champions must start as favourites to retain their title in Germany next year after demolishing Greece in Leipzig on Thursday.
Brazil not only outclassed the surprise European Champions but barely broke into a sweat as they eased effortlessly into their higher gears of football. Despite the absent Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos they have three attackers in Ronaldinho, Robinho and Kaka who are worthy of the title world class, not to mention the lethal Adriano, the globe’s number one striker.
The Inter forward Chelsea and others are angling to Dominoqq snatch was a bully to a frightened Greek defence, pulling a shot wide in the fifth minute when put through by Emerson, then robbing Angelos Basinas ten minutes later and forcing Theodoros Zagorakis into a last-ditch tackle.
Every cross from the South Americans seemed to unsettle the Europeans’ backline and if it was not speedy wing play then it was the upfield spurts of Kaka and Robinho that were scything through the meagre resistance offered, the two combining delightfully to draw a save from Antonios Nikopolidis after seventeen minutes.
Greece were lucky to cross the halfway line but did create a half-chance after thirty minutes when Sotirios Kyrgiakos flashed a header over from a corner. Every time Brazil attacked however they looked likely to score and their approach play was spiced up by crowd-pleasing stepovers, dummies and feints by the wizards Robinho and Ronaldinho.
These two combined with Kaka, their other attacking ace, after thirty-six minutes for the Milan man to draw a one-handed save from Nikopolidis before Adriano lit up the stadium with a goal of genuine greatness five minutes later.
Receiving the ball wide on the right twenty yards from goal, the Inter man took two swift touches to …