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Brazil are focusing on the challenge ahead as they prepare to face unbeaten Holland in their World Cup quarter-final on Friday.

Both heavy-weights go into the clash unbeaten in the tournament so far, with Holland winning all four of their games, while Brazil have notched three victories and a draw.

Dunga's side breezed through their last-16 tie thanks to a 3-0 win over Chile on Monday, but the Brazil boss knows it will be much tougher against the Dutch.

He said: "We know the Netherlands are a very difficult team to play against.

"Their football is actually very similar to South American football. They don't try to stay defending and rely on long balls.

Technical quality

"They have technical quality and we will need to be ready for that. It's a solid team."

He added: ""We know the Netherlands have a tradition of playing well in the World Cup."

Brazil captain Lucio is also expecting a tough test, saying: "Now it's a match between two traditional teams with great players.

"Now the matches will get harder and harder."

Brazil forward Robinho believes the match will be one for the purists.

Football classic

"It's a world football classic. It's going to be like a final," said the Manchester City misfit, with midfielder Kleberson is also expecting a spectacle.

"We are talking about great teams with great players. It's going to be hard for everybody."

Luis Fabiano hopes that the Dutch will attack on Friday, believing the five-time world champions Brazil will then be able to exploit the situation.

"I hope they keep playing forward," he said. "If they do that, they will run some risks and that's going to be good for us."