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Brazil not yet World Cup favourites: Scolari
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Brazil not yet World Cup favourites: Scolari

Jul 1 2013, 2:38am CDT | by

Rio de Janeiro, July 1 (IANS) Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says his team is not yet the favourite to win next year's football World Cup despite its comprehensive 3-0 victory over Spain in the Confederations Cup final.

Rio de Janeiro, July 1 — Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says his team is not yet the favourite to win next year's football World Cup despite its comprehensive 3-0 victory over Spain in the...

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Brazil not yet World Cup favourites: Scolari

Jul 1 2013, 2:38am CDT | by

Rio de Janeiro, July 1 (IANS) Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says his team is not yet the favourite to win next year's football World Cup despite its comprehensive 3-0 victory over Spain in the Confederations Cup final.

Rio de Janeiro, July 1 — Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says his team is not yet the favourite to win next year's football World Cup despite its comprehensive 3-0 victory over Spain in the Confederations Cup final.

Victory in the World Cup warm-up tournament here Sunday guarantees Brazil will rise sharply from their current position of No. 22 when the next FIFA rankings are announced, reports Xinhua.

"The result gives us great confidence, because it shows we can match the best teams in the world. But we still have areas where we know we need to improve," Scolari said during his post-match press conference here at the Maracana.

"We have beaten France, Uruguay, Italy and Spain in the past month, all previous World Cup winners. But there are other teams who we are yet to play like Germany and Argentina that are going to be very tough to be beat."

Scolari did not rule out the possible return of veterans Kaka and Ronaldinho at next year's World Cup, despite the pair having been overlooked for the Confederations Cup.

"The door is always open for great players," the 64-year-old said. "We will look at all of our players in Europe and the rest of the world over the next year. They will be well received if and when we call on them. The team is open to all."

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

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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 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 defe ...
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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 to the f ...
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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 to the finals, a humiliating 7- ...
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2 weeks 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 humili ...
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2 weeks 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 semifi ...
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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 respectivel ...
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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 an ...
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