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Oscar: Chelsea are not focussed on FIFA Club World Cup

Oscar believes Corinthians are anxious about the competition

Oscar has revealed that Chelsea are not focussing on the FIFA Club World Cup in December, unlike Brazilian rivals Corinthians.

The Blues will be representing Europe at the tournament in Japan, as winners of the Champions League, and Corinthians earned their spot by claiming the Copa Libertadores title.

However, Oscar has stated that the Premier League side aren’t even thinking about the competition and that their focus is very much elsewhere.

The 20-year-old said: "Chelsea has many major championships this season, so we are not very focused on the Club World Cup.

"Corinthians have won the Libertadores for the first time and are much more anxious about the competition."

Oscar, who joined the Blues for £25 million earlier this summer, is currently on national duty with the Seleção for friendlies with South Africa and China.

Brazil coach Mano Menezes has included two Corinthians and three Chelsea players in his squad, and Oscar has revealed that a friendly club rivalry has developed within the national team camp.

He added: "It will be a great game and a great final if we [Chelsea and Corinthians] get there.

"I, David Luiz and Ramires have spoken with Paulinho and Cassio [Corinthians players] about the possibility of us facing.

"We all know it would be a very difficult game and we respect each other. There is a joke rivalry."

The Seleção are currently in São Paulo, Oscar’s hometown, for Friday’s game with South Africa at Morumbi Stadium.

"I was raised here, and it is very nice to see some mates who are still here,” Oscar said upon his first return since leaving for England.

"[Morumbi] is a historic stadium and very special. There is nothing better than playing in São Paulo and representing the Brazilian national team.

"Hopefully it will be a good day and we get the win."


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