Brazil vs. Japan: Open thread

Clive Mason

It's not like there's anything else on!

Happy Saturday, Spursland! Unfortunately, due to Sandro's injury, we don't get to watch any of our own players in the Confederations Cup. Still, I'm sure everyone's jonesing for some football right now. Brazil and Japan kick off the World Cup's warm-up competition on Saturday, and I'm sure most of y'all will be watching. Here's your place to talk about it.

Brazil starting lineup (4-3-3): Julio Cesar; Marcelo, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Dani Alves; Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Oscar; Neymar, Fred, Hulk

Japan starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Eiji Kawashima; Yuto Nagatomo, Yasuyuki Konno, Maya Yoshida, Atsuto Uchida; Makoto Hasebe, Yasuhito Endo; Shinji Kagawa, Keisuke Honda, Hiroski Kiyotake; Shinji Kagawa

The match kicks off at 3 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. UK, hopefully. There have been protests outside the stadium, but the police seem to have it under control without getting violent or unethical. You can catch the game on ESPN in the US, BBC Three in the UK and CBC in Canada.

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