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Brazil World Cup squad arrives

2010-05-31 06:08:14 GMT2010-05-31 14:08:14 (Beijing Time)

Brazil's national soccer team arrives at Johannesburg hoping to clinch a sixth World Cup in South Africa as one of the tournament's favourites.

The Brazilian football team arrived in Johannesburg early on Thursday morning, having just received the news that they have regained the world's number one FIFA ranking from Spain.

It couldn't have come at a better time.

Five times winner Brazil is a serious contender to bring the cup home - again.

One of only two countries ever to have won the world cup outside their home continent, Brazil have done it not once but four times.

They are also have the added advantage of having already won the Confederation Cup in South Africa just last summer.

The team kick off their bid for the world cup with a match against North Korea on June 15th. Members of group G, widely dubbed the "group of death", they will also come up against the Ivory Coast and Portugal in the first round.

Fiona Cameron, Reuters

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