South African flags being sold by street hawkers everywhere you go today in Johannesburg.
Brazil plays the home team tonight; from the FIFA website:
The hosts and the holders will collide in an enchanting semi-final at Ellis Park. South Africa claim they have nothing to lose; Brazil, the five-time world champions, evidently do.
Ellis Park, 25 June
South Africa hope their vibrant supporters can help them upset a Brazilian side that radiated during the group stage. Dunga's team seized maximum points from three games, scoring ten times in the process, and with Maicon, Kaka, Robinho and Luis Fabiano set to line up at Ellis Park, they are the favourites to book a meeting against Spain or USA.
However, Bafana Bafana are desperate to lift their supporters' optimism ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, and beating Brazil would certainly achieve this. In Teko Modise, Steven Pienaar and Bernard Parker, Joel Santana has players capable of turning a game at his disposal.
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