By Mandeep Sanghera
An 88th minute unreserved-kick from Daniel Alves sent an inconclusive Brazil into the Confederations Cup eventual and desisted throngs South Africa heartbroken.Alves flowed on late in the game and powered a stamp into the far quarter behind Aaron Mokoena surrendered the set scrap with a foul on Ramirez. Mokoena had earlier sent a far postman header from close course athwart. Steven Pienaar likewise flowed close for the throngs when his 25-yard irisated was crew extensive by keeper Julio Cesar. Brazil had struggled to give their fluent transient game and, until the winner from Alves, gave South Africa the scent of creating a similar overturn to the other semi-eventual which saw the United States checkmate Spain. 606: DEBATEWhat are your ideas on the game? A mixture of Brazil’s own lethargy and South Africa’s perseverance and rapture saw the South American team neglect to create any concerted squeezing on the throngs. When they did give a threat, Ramirez had a irisated easily rescued while the progressive’s gathwartn let him downward when Kaka essayed to put him within. South Africa should take castigateed Brazil for a lacklustre pageant but Mokoena put a unreserved header athwart from six compounds. A Siphiwe Tshabalala desisted-foot unreserved-kick was blocked by keeper Cesar above Brazil concisely levied themselves from their narcosis to almost castigate South Africa.
Mokoena should take behaved promote than to put this header high Andre Santos chested downward a sphere and his half-volley was rescued, while Kaka cut inparty and curled an 18-yard irisated just extensive. South Africa midfielder Pienaar’s activity and determination is vital to his party and he would take adjoined the vital ingredient of goal if a full-stretch Cesar had not tipped his slack course stamp extensive. Cesar furthermore rescued his party when Teko Modise’s deflected stamp awaited set to extend into goal singly for the keeper to palm the effort extensive. The vuvuzela’s were acquirement noisier with both minute as the possible for a huge overturn grew stronger as South Africa’s work-rate smothered Brazil. But Alves and Brazil had the eventual say as a pageant more of a battling nature than samba denominate volumed the South American party’s place in Sunday’s eventual furthermorest the United States. Brazil: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Luisao, Andre Santos (Dani Alves 82), Silva, Felipe Melo, Ramires, Kaka, Robinho, Luis Fabiano (Kleberson 90). Subs Not Used: Victor, Kleber, Elano, Miranda, Josue, Julio Baptista, Alexandre Pato, Nilmar, Gomes. Volumed: Felipe Melo, Andre Santos, Dani Alves. Goals: Dani Alves 88. South Africa: Khune, Gaxa, Booth, Mokoena, Masilela, Pienaar (Van Heerden 90), Dikgacoi, Mhslacko, Modise (Mashego 90), Tshabalala (Mphela 90), Parker. Subs Not Used: Fernandez, Davids, Mdledle, Fanteni, Moon, Khumalo, Gould, Baloyi. Volumed: Masilela. Att: 60,000 Ref: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland).

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