Samba Kings will win Confeds Cup - Brazilian fans

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Johannesburg - Brazilian fans are optimistic that the Samba Kings will win the FIFA Confederations Cup as they battle against their neighbours, the United States America (USA) in a much anticipated final tonight.

Speaking to BuaNews ahead of the closing ceremony at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday, an enthusiastic Brazilian fan, Farid Asmal said 'no doubt' Coach Dunga's charges will win tonight's final.

"USA is not a threat and we will win this tournament by beating them 2-nil tonight. Brazil is playing a wonderful football and has a good coach, so I don't think anything can stop them," he said.

Another thrilled Brazilian fan, Robbie Castellani said the Samba Kings have quality players who are capable of scoring goals at any angles.

"The score tonight will 3-nil to Brazil and I'm expecting Kaka to continue with his superb performance. USA is a good side as well but I don't see them having any chance tonight," he told BuaNews.

Brazil will lock horns, in the battle of South and North America, against USA in the Festival of Champions final and both teams are keen to make their fans proud.

USA, who surprised the world fraternity last week by beating Spain 2-nil, is expected to go for the kill in tonight's battle, while Brazil is looking forward to defend the title by outshining the North American side.

The two met in the tournament's group stages where Brazil won the match 3-nil, and everyone thought the USA was out, however Coach Bob Bradley's charges surprised many by outclassing Egypt 3-nil in their last group match.

The Samba Kings, who have won all their games thus far, beat the host South Africa 1-nil in the semifinals to reach the finals, while President Barack Obama's men outshined Spain 2-nil in the semifinals and tonight's match will decide who takes the trophy home.

USA fan, Beverly Lewis said the Americans will surprise many as they did last week beating Spain and people must not underestimate them.

"Our players have a great fighting spirit and they are used to the Brazilian players so this match will be interesting and I expect my boys to outshine the Samba Kings.

"I think we will this final by 2-1. I respect Brazil but tonight USA will prove to the world that they can beat the great sides," she said, while blowing her vuvuzela loudly.

Thousands of fans are expected to fill the stadium to witness the victor of the tournament, but after 90 minutes only one of the two teams will raise the trophy and take it home.