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Spain are spectacular but have defects: Scolari
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Spain are spectacular but have defects: Scolari

Jun 30 2013, 4:01am CDT | by

Rio de Janeiro, June 30 (IANS) Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says he has identified weaknesses in the Spanish team ahead of Sunday's Confederations Cup final at the Maracana Stadium here.

Rio de Janeiro, June 30 — Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says he has identified weaknesses in the Spanish team ahead of Sunday's Confederations Cup final at the Maracana Stadium here. Brazil will...

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Spain are spectacular but have defects: Scolari

Jun 30 2013, 4:01am CDT | by

Rio de Janeiro, June 30 (IANS) Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says he has identified weaknesses in the Spanish team ahead of Sunday's Confederations Cup final at the Maracana Stadium here.

Rio de Janeiro, June 30 — Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says he has identified weaknesses in the Spanish team ahead of Sunday's Confederations Cup final at the Maracana Stadium here.

Brazil will be aiming for a record fourth Confederations Cup title while Spain is bidding for their first, and the only major trophy to elude Vicente del Bosque's team, reports Xinhua.

"Spain are spectacular but they have some defects like all teams and we have to exploit them. We are very motivated. We respect the opposition but we have to back our own ability to win," Scolari said Saturday.

Del Bosque praised Brazil's squad, which he said had no obvious weakness.

"They have great players, not just Neymar. They have two offensive fullbacks (Marcelo and Dani Alves). They have Hulk and Neymar, who are difficult to mark on the wings. Their central defenders and centrebacks are strong. Oscar is a different player with real quality and they have Fred, a forward who knows how to score and who their players look for," the Spain coach said.

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Liverpool's Coutinho Earns Brazil Call-Up He Deserved for World Cup

Aug 19 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been called up for new Brazil coach Dunga's first squad—his first national call-up since 2010 when he made his debut. The 22-year-old attacking midfielder was omitted for the Selecao in Luiz Felipe Scolari's World Cup squad and is now part of a new-look Brazil squad, with only 10 of the 23-man World Cup squad retained for friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador next month.   Brazil at Wor ...
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20 hours ago

Dunga Announces First Brazil Squad Since Taking Over as Manager

Aug 19 2014 10:56am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

New Brazil manager Dunga has named his first squad since taking over for Luiz Felipe Scolari, per 101 Great Goals. This is the group Dunga will use to try to get off to a winning start against Colombia. One of the main headlines is an inclusion for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho: Coutinho is a mercurial player, blessed with all the flair many associate with the best traditions of Brazilian international football. However, Scolari didn ...
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Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday — with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves were among the biggest names not called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish t ...
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21 hours ago

Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday — with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves were among the biggest names not called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish to the finals, a humiliating 7-1 semif ...
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21 hours ago

Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday –with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves are among the biggest names not to get called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish at the finals, culmin ...
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21 hours ago

Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday — with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves were among the biggest names not called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish to the f ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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21 hours ago

Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday –with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves are among the biggest names not to get called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish at the finals, culminating in a humiliating 7-1 semifinal defeat to Ger ...
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5 days ago

Kaka and Robinho Return to Brazilian Football for 1 Last Hurrah

Aug 15 2014 4:06am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Tens of thousands were in the crowd jumping and cheering. Fans grinned, hugged, looked towards the stage with arms aloft. No title had been won, no milestone achieved. Sao Paulo fans were celebrating the return of one of their biggest idols this century, Kaka. Recent weeks have seen two of Brazil's best of the late noughties, Kaka and Robinho, move back to boyhood clubs Sao Paulo and Santos respectively ...
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1 week ago

Luiz Gustavo Rules out Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid Transfers

Aug 12 2014 4:27am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Premier League's top clubs will not be signing Luiz Gustavo this summer, following the Brazilian's recent statement of commitment to Wolfsburg. Gustavo moved to the Bundesliga club from Bayern Munich last summer and enjoyed a stellar season in midfield, earning links to a string of Europe's top clubs. However, he told local media outlet Wolfsburger Nachricten (h/t Daily Star's Chisanga Malata) he's going nowhere: I am back in training and I want to pl ...
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1 week ago

What Cruzeiro Defender Dede Would Bring to Juventus

Aug 11 2014 7:46am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Over the course of the past three years, Brazil international Dede has been regarded as one of Brazilian football's finest defensive assets. European suitors have been numerous, but he has thus far resisted the lure of a move toward the bright lights of the Champions League. Per Radio Brasil (via Football Italia), it is Serie A giants Juventus who are the latest side from the Old Continent to attempt ...
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