Brazil prepares for World Cup qualifier

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Brazil will try to keep their unbeaten record intact as they travel to Peru for their latest 2006 World Cup qualifier on Sunday.

Brazil prepares for World Cup qualifier

Teresopolis:

Brazil will try to keep their unbeaten record intact as they travel to Peru for their latest 2006 World Cup qualifier on Sunday.Carlos Alberto Parreira's side have claimed a maximum six points from their opening two games in the South American qualification tournament.Brazil will then face Uruguay in Curitiba the following Wednesday. There is still a long way to go in their 18-match campaign, but for coach Parreira, it is so far, so good.Brazil is the only side to have taken a maximum six points after two games of the grueling South American qualification tournament. Argentina are second with four points ahead of Chile, who are in third on goal difference. The only selection poser facing Parreira is in midfield as Barcelona star Ronaldinho Gaucho is injured. Two players are vying for the vacant spot - Kaka of AC Milan and Alex, who plays for Cruzeiro, seem destined to be the next Brazilian champions. Unsurprisingly, Ronaldo was the main attraction for supporters and media alike at the Granja Comary training session. His strike partner Rivaldo has also endured a torrid time of late, the 31-year old is struggling for a place on the bench at AC Milan International duty will come as a welcome respite for the former Barcelona playmaker as Rivaldo is confident that his side can maintain their winning streak into 2004. (AP)



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