Mano Menezes wants Brazil to face Spain during Confederations Cup 2013
Mano Menezes wants his Brazil side to face Spain during the Confederations Cup in 2013, as he believes they are the best team in the world.
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The national coach has seen the Seleção claim two friendly wins over the past nine days, in which Brazil scored 10 goals and conceded none.
Although the wins were against relatively weaker opponents, Iraq and Japan, Menezes believes Brazil are making good progress and he now wants to face world champions Spain.
The 50-year-old said: "We have to face them at some point. Spain are in the Confederations Cup and I hope that Brazil has merits for addressing them. We have to get to them.
"Spain has the best team in the world and is the team that everyone wants to beat."
Menezes is also pleased with the way in which the Seleção are finding their own style of play and stated that the team is the best since he took over in 2010.
He added: "We are working on finding an ideal Seleção and it has been found gradually.
"We had mishaps along the way, but we are getting closer than we thought. Ten goals in two games is outside the normal range."
Brazil will now prepare for the upcoming Superclássico das Américas second leg against Argentina, which is scheduled for November 21, and another friendly in November against Columbia.
The Confederations Cup, which is taking place in Brazil, is expected to be held from June 15 to 30 in 2013.