Brasil have been dominant, but they just can't seem to retain possession of the ball in N. Korea's end. It looks as though they are playing too fancy, trying to set up the perfect scoring opportunity. But it's not working because the DPRK defense has proven brilliant and tireless at stripping them of the ball.
And they've converted a surprising number of those steals into legitimate offensive efforts. DPRK's strikers are taking every opportunity they have to fire a ball in the direction of Julio Cesar. Thus far few, if any, of them have been real threats but, unless Brasil starts to put together a defense, an eventual DPRK goal is inevitable.
Perhaps Brasil is not giving it their all, but they do have their best players on the pitch. And the N. Koreans are really playing top-notch soccer. Brasil is really going to have to bring a different game in the second half if they want to register a win against the dark horse of the group.
The other thing that's really noticeable in this match is how much the North Koreans are enjoying themselves. After every play, they are laughing with the Brasilians, patting them on the back, shaking their hands.
However shit their lives may be at home--and I understand that just because you're a soccer star doesn't make it a picnic to be a North Korean--the DPRK players are clearly thrilled out of their minds to be playing in the World Cup and sharing the pitch with players like Robinho and Kaka.
Okay! THere should just be time to change the baby and pour a beer before the second half starts!
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