World Cup 2010: Netherlands Winger Eljero Elia Doesn't Fear Brazil Defender Maicon

The tricky winger is eagerly anticipating the upcoming Netherlands-Brazil tie...
Netherlands meet Brazil in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup on Friday and tricky attacker Eljero Elia is eagerly antipicating the match between Oranje and the Selecao, revealing that he's not afraid to lock horns with Brazil defender Maicon.

"Playing against Brazil at the World Cup is like a dream come true for me. That's something very special for a Dutchman of Surinamese descent like me," Elia was quoted as saying by Dutch sports magazine NUsport.

"The people in Surinam always support Brazil and Netherlands when a World Cup takes place. I'm sure that they will cheer for Oranje on Friday though due to the presence of some players with Surinamese roots, especially if one of us finds the net.

"I'm really looking forward to the match and I will do my utmost if the coach decides to give me the nod. I'm full of confidence and I feel like I have a chance to make the starting XI.

"I don't care that I will possibly face Maicon. I'm in great form at the moment and I don't fear him. I'll just play my own game and we'll see how that turns out. The crowd want me to make individual actions and I'm ready to give them what they want."

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