The South African soccer team style their play on the South Americans' carefree approach to the game, but can't mirror their discipline.
Bafana Bafana have been left humiliated by a 5-0 loss to World Cup 2014 hosts Brazil.
After Bafana Bafana lost 5-0 to Brazil, the president was booed by the crowd as he walked on the pitch to hand over the hosting of the next World Cup.
Coach Gordon Igesund has named his "strongest squad bar none" to face Brazil in a friendly international football match at FNB Stadium in early March.
Brazil is bracing for the first wave of nationwide demonstrations against staging the World Cup after activists called for action on social media.
Brazil's current side are not good enough to win the Confederations Cup, football legend Pele has said.
As Brazil prepares for the 2014 World Cup and Confederation Cup in June, its Association of Prostitutes has been teaching sex workers English.
Brazil were booed by their own fans after stumbling to a 2-2 draw with Chile in their first friendly at a 2014 World Cup stadium.
Brazil striker Lucas hopes to emulate his idol Lionel Messi when he joins big-spending Paris St Germain next month.
Santos striker Neymar, playing only one day after scoring twice for Brazil against Japan, shrugged off jet leg to score a stunning individual goal.
Friendly internationals are tedious rubbish. But September 7's collision between Bafana Bafana and Brazil is one of the exceptions to the rule.
Mexico stunned Brazil to win their first gold in the Olympic men's soccer tournament with a shock 2-1 victory over five-time world champions Brazil.
Spanish and European champions Barcelona have begun their pre-season training with only their Argentinian and Brazilian Copa America players missing.
Brazil are out of the World Cup. The Seleção lost 2-1 to Holland in the first of the tournament's quarterfinals on Friday in Port Elizabeth.
Wesley Sneijder headed a second-half winner as The Netherlands came from behind to beat ten-man Brazil 2-1 on Friday.
Brazil cruised into the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Monday with a convincing 3-0 victory over Chile at Ellis Park.
At Friday's goalless draw between Portugal and Brazil in Durban, Brazil captain Lucio was masterful in containing Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo.
Brazil showed their true World Cup colours on Sunday, turning on the turbo to beat Côte d'Ivoire 3-1 in Group G.
Maicon produced an astonishing goal out of the blue to set Brazil on their way to a 2-1 win over a stubborn North Korea on Tuesday.
Five-time champions Brazil return to South Africa for their final World Cup preparations on a high on Tuesday.