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Menezes knows Conferations Cup squad

Mowa Press

Seleção coach Mano Menezes has confirmed that there will be very little in the way of change to the squad for the upcoming Confederations Cup.

Menezes told reporters: "Yes, I have almost chosen the team. Most players who will be in the Confederations Cup are what we are seeing."

But the Brazil boss left the door open for latecomers to make the target man position their own: "We have 11 positions and therefore need to make choices. We've played without a target man against Mexico and China.

"But, of course, even when we do, we cannot play with more than one at a time. We have options in players like Damião, Pato, Luis Fabiano and Fred. Surely, we will have a player with the characteristics of a target man in that group."

Menezes also praised Oscar and confirmed him as the team's playmaker: "Oscar is the No. 10 for this Brazilian team. He has all the right attributes and is growing.

"He is young, yes, but he is always developing. Oscar is smart and his style suits how we played today. He is a very important player."

The coach, however, warned his team not to rest on their laurels after yesterday's win:

"I am left satisfied with all the players. But we need to play well against any opponent, even rivals with a much higher level of play. We also have to make fewer mistakes, as mistakes against better teams are often costly."


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