Brazilian expresses caution ahead of opener…
"We have to respect North Korea just like any other good team in the world," Elano told a press conference today, before moving on to discuss a familiar face.
"I played my first year in England with him and I was lucky," he said when asked about his time at Manchester City with Ivory Coast coach Sven Goran Eriksson.
“He's a guy that I really respect." Ivory Coast are a really good team with great players and they are even stronger with Eriksson, who does a great job. I'm looking forward to meeting him.”
Brazil face Ivory Coast on June 20 before rounding off their group campaign five days later against Portugal.