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Fred assured of World Cup spot: Scolari
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Fred assured of World Cup spot: Scolari

Nov 1 2013, 12:42am CDT | by IANS

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 1 (IANS) Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has guaranteed the place of injured striker Fred at next year's World Cup.

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 1 — Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has guaranteed the place of injured striker Fred at next year's World Cup. As expected Fred was not among the 22-man Selecao squad named by...

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Fred assured of World Cup spot: Scolari

Nov 1 2013, 12:42am CDT | by IANS

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 1 (IANS) Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has guaranteed the place of injured striker Fred at next year's World Cup.

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 1 — Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has guaranteed the place of injured striker Fred at next year's World Cup.

As expected Fred was not among the 22-man Selecao squad named by Scolari Thursday for friendlies against Honduras Nov 16 and Chile three days later, reported Xinhua.

Chelsea forward Willian and AC Milan winger Robinho were recalled for the first time since 2011 while Paris Saint-Germain attacker Lucas Moura, a regular squad member over the past 18 months, was left out.

Julio Cesar, relegated to Rob Green's backup at English second-tier club Queen's Park Ranger's, was included despite not having played since the Confederations Cup in June.

Like Cesar, Fred has won the unconditional backing of Scolari as he recovers from a serious thigh injury that has sidelined him for two months.

"I will talk about the players who aren't in the squad only if I want to," Scolari said during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro Thursday. "Fred is part of my list until the end. Julio (Cesar) is a part of my list until the end.

"I have spoken a lot with Fred, almost weekly. That is when he bothers to answer his phone, because he never does. It's not easy.

"We talk about football and his situation, about how his injury is coming along and how he is feeling. What I know is that in 15 days he will be right to play. He knows that he is important for us as a member of the squad, not only a player."

Willian has recovered from a slow start to his Chelsea career by impressing in recent weeks following his European summer move from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.

"As far as Willian is concerned his call-up is a result of his performances and a player who we had called upon but who did not come," Scolari said, in a clear reference to Diego Costa, who has expressed his wish to represent adopted country Spain.

Brazil squad:

Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Queens Park Rangers, Victor (Atletico Mineiro).

Defenders: David Luiz (Chelsea), Dante (Bayern Munich), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain) Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Maicon (Roma), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Maxwell (Paris Saint-Germain).

Midfielders: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool), Hernanes (Lazio), Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur), Ramires (Chelsea), Oscar (Chelsea).

Forwards: Jo (Atletico Mineiro), Robinho (AC Milan), Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg), Bernard (Shakhtar Donetsk), Willian (Chelsea), Neymar (Barcelona).

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Reports: Brazil set to hire Dunga as coach

Jul 21 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) Unveils New Coach Dunga
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post. Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil failed to win the World Cup — eliminated in a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals. Reports say Dunga will get the job, although the Brazilian football confede ...
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Reports: Brazil set to hire Dunga as coach

Jul 21 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) Unveils New Coach Dunga
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post. Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil failed to win the World Cup — eliminated in a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals. Reports say Dunga will get the job, although the Brazilian football confederation h ...
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Reports: Brazil set to hire Dunga as coach

Jul 21 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) Unveils New Coach Dunga
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post. Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil failed to win the World Cup — eliminated in a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals. Reports say Dunga will get the job, although the Brazilian football confederation has declined to confirm the appointment. Dunga was the captain of B ...
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6 days ago

Reports: Brazil set to hire Dunga as coach

Jul 21 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) Unveils New Coach Dunga
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post. Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil failed to win the World Cup — eliminated in a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals. Reports say Dunga will get the job, although the Brazilian football con ...
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6 days ago

Dunga expected to return to role as Brazil head coach as a replacement for Luis Felipe Scolari

Jul 21 2014 4:46am CDT | Source: Telegraph

Brazil v Germany: Semi Final - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Former World Cup-winning captain Dunga is favoured to serve for the second time as national coach and will be named as Luiz Felipe S ...
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Dunga returns to manage Brazil for a second time, will be presented on Tuesday [Globo Esporte]

Jul 20 2014 5:35pm CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Brazil v Germany: Semi Final - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Brazil are set to appoint Dunga as coach for a second time as they name the successor to Luiz Felipe Scolari, according to Brazilian news site Globo Esporte. Dunga previously managed Brazil from 2006 to 2010 but was fired after being knocked out at the quarter-final stage of the 2010 World Cup by Holland. As well as this, the former Brazil captain was criticized for his pragmatic approach and for betraying the country’s rich tradition in playing attra ...
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