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WC update

Posted on 9 June 2010  - 12:00

Heurelho Gomes has featured in warm-up matches but Brazil's number one Julio Cesar looks set to be fit for their World Cup opener against North Korea on Monday, June 15.

WC update

Heurelho Gomes has featured in warm-up matches but Brazil's number one Julio Cesar looks set to be fit for their World Cup opener against North Korea on Monday, June 15.

Gomes impressed after taking over in goal following injury to the Inter Milan keeper against Zimbabwe.

Outstanding for us last season, Gomes went on to make a couple of fine saves in Monday's 5-1 win against Tanzania.

However, coach Dunga has insisted Cesar, who is in full training again, will be fit to face North Korea.

"Julio Cesar will recover for our first game," said Dunga. "He is undergoing treatment and he is expected to train with the team this week."

Meanwhile, Gomes was one of the players presented by Brazil for a press conference in South Africa on Wednesday - pictured above.

Click the arrows to see Michael Dawson, Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe training with England earlier this morning and Giovani loosening up with Mexico at their training base.

Gio is preparing for the opening match of the tournament against the hosts at Soccer City on Friday.

We've more from our exclusive pre-World Cup interview with Gomes later this week...