When Brazil and India meet: Brazil vs. India

English and Portuguese are the official languages of the World Cup.

But for some, it’s a different story when it comes to English and Brazilian football.

The pair of nations meet for the first time on Saturday as Brazil’s side visits the Indian city of Goa for the third Test.

“It’s going to be a huge game,” said Brazil’s Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

“It’s always a big game, especially if you’re going to Brazil and you’ve got the opportunity to play in front of millions of people, a huge crowd, in a big stadium.”

Brazil will need to keep pace with India’s strong performances and experience to make it through to the semi-finals.

They have not lost in India since 2002, with a 1-0 victory at the hands of England in December 2014.

India have scored the most goals in the tournament, with 22.

But they are also unbeaten in six games, and have only lost once in seven. 

India’s captain Virat Kohli will be hoping to build on his team’s impressive recent form and prove his squad has the necessary quality to compete at a top level.

He will have to prove his side can keep up with the pace of Brazil and the Indian attack.

“We have a lot of qualities,” said Kohli.

“We’ve got a lot on our side and that’s what you want to see.

They’ve played a good game, they’ve scored a lot, we’ve scored in the first half, we’re going into the second half.”

Kohli is confident the squad can hold their own against the likes of India’s bowling attack and spinners, as well as the hosts’ batsmen.

Klinsmann, however, is not counting on the likes in the middle order, or the back four.

“I know what’s important.

I know what our strength is, and what our weakness is.

And the other side has to give it to us,” said the German.

“The way we play and the way they play we’re the strongest side in the world.”

India are currently ranked fourth in the ICC rankings and in a world where they are not expected to face any competition from other nations, their first Test will be a chance for them to show their world class talent.