Print Story Official Brasil vs. DPRK Speculation Diary
By 256 (Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 10:27:30 PM EST) (all tags)
Roughly 16 hours until Brasil and North Korea face off, and I'm pretty curious to see what happens.

Poll inside.

Brasil are favored to win the tournament and the DPRK are the worst ranked team in the thing. So it's not like the eventual result is in question.

Still, the two teams have never faced off against each other, Brasil is playing a much less offense-heavy squad than usual and DRPK specializes in a tremendously defensive style. The star of the DPRK team is arguably goalkeeper Myong-Guk. But it's hard to tell, given how rarely the North Koreans play outside of Asia, whether he is a good keeper at the world level, or just in the Asian circuit.

I will be tremendously surprised if DPRK scores a single goal. It seems obvious that their plan will be to aim for a 0-0 draw, but I have no idea to what degree that is a pipe dream. Do we expect a slow 2-0 Brasil victory, or an 8-0 blowout?

Poll over where the poll goes.

EDIT: I've been thinking about this a little more and realized that since Brasil obviously has no reason to strain themselves in order to run up the score when they have two tough group play matches ahead of them, perhaps the better test would be to predict how long it will take BRA to score their first goal.

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Official Brasil vs. DPRK Speculation Diary | 6 comments (6 topical, 0 hidden)
I predict... by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 10:43:33 PM EST
The North Korean papers say "North Korean team wins 0-8 for the honor of dear leader!"
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
No by jump the ladder (4.00 / 1) #4 Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 06:29:35 AM EST
Dear leader scores 10 goals in the World Cup final versus the capitalist roaders of South Korea thus proving the superiority of Juchism and his inspired leadership.

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There will be a border "incident." by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 01:29:42 AM EST
This business will get out of control.
It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Brazil play for honour and fame by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 05:02:17 AM EST
DPRK play so they don't get executed on return.

DPRK aren't that bad by brokkr (4.00 / 2) #5 Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 09:36:45 AM EST
And the Brazilians aren't that good.

I'd say 2-0 for Brazil with the goals coming late in the second half.

Possibly a goal for the Koreans after a long shot, which will be blamed on the ball.
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Official Brasil vs. DPRK Speculation Diary | 6 comments (6 topical, 0 hidden)