South Africa have done well to get this far but an impressive looking Brazil look good value to stop them in their tracks. That said, don't expect the floodgates to open when it comes to goals though.
I was determined to not get sucked into the Confederations Cup prior to its start but once again curiosity got the better of me. There were so many questions that could be at least part answered and so far it hasn't let me down. I need to know just how good Spain are against non-European sides and that is something we can all ponder once the tournament is done. Most of the other posers surrounded the two teams contesting the second semi-final. Much is expected of Brazil and everyone hopes that South Africa can hold their own as hosts of next year's World Cup.
I think it is fair to say that thus far Brazil have looked pretty impressive. They have been in cruise control since their controversial and rather dramatic opening win over Egypt. It is a team packed full of stars that virtually every neutral wants to see go head to head with Spain in what would be a dream final. I am delighted that South Africa have got to this stage but you would have to think this is far as it goes.
Make no mistake, South Africa can play and they will be backed by a noisy crowd in Ellis Park. That might be enough to see them through the opening exchanges of this match but that won't be enough to stop them being beaten by the better side.