CONFIRMED: South Africa & Brazil line-ups – Two Chelsea men start

Here is how South Africa and Brazil will line-up for today's friendly match.

South Africa starting XI: Williams, Ncongca, Matlaba, Khumalo, Nthethe, Furman, Jali, Serero, Claasen, Parker, Rantie

Brazil starting XI: Julio Cesar, Rafinha, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Oscar, Hulk, Neymar, Fred

All eyes will be on Brazil this summer as they attempt to win the World Cup in their homeland. But for now it is all about the build-up, with the hosts taking on South Africa in a friendly.

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is grateful for another chance to watch his stars at close quarters, saying it is important to get the players together for what will be the last time before this summer’s competition.

Scolari has a strong squad to choose from today and it will be interesting to see how he uses his European-based players after the joined up late with the rest of the squad.

South Africa are likely to be captained by Thabo Nthethe after usual skipper Itumeleng Khune was ruled out by injury.

What do you think the result will be today?

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