Why Korea DPR would win?
Korea DPR showed a lot of toughness on defense against Brazil as they did not concede a goal until more than an hour later. Even when Brazil scored the goal, Korea DPR came back with their own goal as a signal that these guys play with a lot of heart.
These guys are fast on team defense, and counterattacks quickly. They do not hold possession on the ball as long as their opponent but they can definitely stop attacks.
Why Portugal would win?
Cristiano Ronaldo. Portugal just came in a draw against Ivory Coast which got beaten badly by Brazil. This team has underachieved on the world stage and Cristiano Ronaldo knows his reputation is on the line. He would come up big and score a goal or two. Even if he doesn’t score, this guy will orchestrate the offense and rub it off on his teammates.
This is critical for Portugal as they only have one point and their last game would be against Brazil. If they lose or draw this match then they would be in trouble as Ivory Coast is most likely to beat Korea DPR.
Liveblogging for this game is found here — Liveblogging: Portugal vs Korea DPR (21 Jun 2010)
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