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Brazil arrives in South Africa for WCup

 Brazil's soccer player Juan, right, arrives to hold a press conference at the Atletico Paranaense training center in Curitiba, southern Brazil, Monda...
 The bus bringing the Brazilian national soccer team arrives at their hotel in Johannesburg, Thursday, May 27, 2010. Brazilians are preparing for the ...

Brazil Wcup Soccer

Brazil's soccer player Juan, right, arrives to hold a press conference at the Atletico Paranaense training center in Curitiba, southern Brazil, Monda...

South Africa Brazil WCup Soccer

The bus bringing the Brazilian national soccer team arrives at their hotel in Johannesburg, Thursday, May 27, 2010. Brazilians are preparing for the ...

Brazil will play friendly internationals in Zimbabwe and Tanzania next week as part of its World Cup preparations, but officials would not disclose how much appearance money the five-time World Cup winner will receive from Zimbabwe.
A spokesman for the Brazil team, which arrived in South Africa early Thursday, confirmed the matches against Zimbabwe in Harare on June 2 and against Tanzania on June 7.
In Zimbabwe, tourism minister Walter Mzembi also said Brazil would visit but would not say exactly how much Zimbabwe had paid Brazil _ only that part of it was funded by the government and part by sponsors.
Mzembi said earlier this month that Brazil had asked for a $1.8 million appearance fee to play in Zimbabwe.
After touching down in South Africa Thursday, coach Dunga announced that "we are ready" ahead of their World Cup campaign.
Dunga's squad, good enough to forego stars like Ronaldinho, Adriano, and Ronaldo, arrived after an overnight flight from Sao Paulo.
The Brazilians were greeted by local organizing committee chairman Irvhin Khoza, who said "You can see that they are confident and serious about this tournament."
"The arrival of Brazil gives great confidence to all South Africans that this World Cup is really happening."
Brazil's opening match is against North Korea at Johannesburg's Ellis Park stadium on June 15.


Updated : 2021-05-13 02:03 GMT+08:00