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Mano Menezes admits that his Confederations Cup squad is taking shape

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In the aftermath of Brazil's 4-0 victory on Japan on Tuesday, coach Mano Menezes admitted that the squad for the Confederations Cup is taking shape and that they will use the November friendly against Columbia to fine tune to new formation further.

Menezes, 50, has recently been trialing a more fluid system that starts without a typical target man upfront and will look to continue this during the friendly in New Jersey. However, the timing of the match, which comes as the Brazilian championship, which does not stop for Fifa dates, reaches its conclusion, could interrupt his plans.

He said: "Surely that's the idea. The maintenance of most of the players who had been summoned. We will rely on the understanding of Brazilian clubs. Let's play a date which has no round in Brazil."

He was also happy that the 2 friendlies bought victories that may go someway to make up for losing the Olympic final in the summer.

"The fans will increase their self esteem, their consideration in relation to the Brazilian team. This is vital for the group that will play a World Cup at home


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