Brazil to play first game of 2010 World Cup on June 15

Posted on May 22, 2010

BRABrazil will play their first game in the 2010 World Cup against Korea on June 15 (televised on ESPN starting at 2 PM Eastern time).

The only country to have taken part in every edition of the FIFA World Cup, Brazil enters with other records in their history:

They are the only country to have won the title five times: amassing a total of 64 victories, 14 draws and 14 defeats in 92 games played.

They are preparing to contest their 19th consecutive FIFA World Cup finals.

Between 15 June 2008 and 11 October 2009, they went 19 games unbeaten.

“We have to learn to live with the favorites’ tag. We mustn’t let it turn into something negative, as it has done in previous years,” said Kaka, following the win over Argentina which clinched qualification.

Brazil is in Group G, which includes Korea, Cote d’Ivoire, and Portugal. Their first match takes place in on June 15 against Korea at 2:30 PM (Eastern time). Television coverage will be by ESPN starting at 2:00 PM

More at the official FIFA home page and on the Brazilian team profile

For Brazilians, soccer is part of their sense of national identity, and they celebrate their players, the team, and every game. Music is often a part of the festivities, and the New York area is proud to be home for some of the best Brazilian musicians outside of Brazil!

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