Uruguay, reeling from the loss of suspended striker Luis Suarez, meet in-form Colombia in Saturday’s other second round match, which again pits two South American rivals against each other. (JPN/Agencies)
Seeking a sixth World Cup on home soil, Brazil began to find their rhythm in the 4-1 demolition of Cameroon in their last group game and will aim to keep the party going in a lunchtime kick off in Belo Horizonte.
Brazil knocked out Chile at the same stage in the 2010 World Cup and have won nine of their last 10 meetings.
However, this talented Chilean team has already beaten defending champions Spain in the group stages.
Uruguay's Suarez has been expelled from the World Cup and banned from the game for four months after biting an Italian defender in Uruguay's final group game, an incident which tarnished a thrilling tournament.
Colombia head to the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro in a more buoyant mood after winning all three of their group games and racked up nine goals in the process.
Kaka backs Fred and Jo to get goals for Brazil
World Cup winner Kaka believes Brazil's current strikers do not measure up to those from years gone by but backed Fred and Jo to come good at this tournament.
He also praised Oscar after comparisons were drawn between the AC Milan great and the Chelsea playmaker.
"First, I don't think Brazil does not have good strikers nowadays," Kaka said on Friday.
"I think (former forwards) Romario and Ronaldo were on another level; they were another step up. I think Fred and Jo are good players," he added.
Of Brazil's two main strikers, Kaka said, “They are players who are capable of being in the Brazil squad.”
"Fred had a wonderful Confederations Cup last year. He did not start this World Cup very well but he has already scored once and I think he can be crucial and can help Brazil a lot,” he added.
Fred netted five goals in five games during Brazil's Confederations Cup triumph but failed to score in their two opening World Cup matches against Croatia and Mexico.
After the Croatia game, he was accused of diving to win Brazil a dubious penalty.
The Fluminense striker finally got on the score sheet in Brazil's last outing, a 4-1 win over Cameroon, who finished bottom of Group A.
Kaka, who was a fringe member of the Brazil squad that won the World Cup in Japan in 2002, paid tribute to Oscar, one of the stars of that 3-1 win over Croatia.
The Chelsea midfielder scored Brazil's third goal and was a constant menace to the Europeans with his running and dribbling, drawing favourable comparisons with the AC Milan great.
"Oscar has shown that he is very important to the Brazil squad," Kaka said.
"I was really happy with his first game and with his goal. And with regards to him being like me; even I think that we have different skills. That’s because he is a player who knows his role, always looking for the goal and he also supports the team in other ways,” he added.
Uruguay, reeling from the loss of suspended striker Luis Suarez, meet in-form Colombia in Saturday’s other second round match, which again pits two South American rivals against each other.