Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari promises some surprises against England
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has promised some surprises in the starting line up for his first game back in charge of the Seleção against England on Wednesday.
Scolari returned as Brazil national team coach after Mano Menezes was sacked last year and revealed that their preparation for the World Cup next year has already began.
“Do not be alarmed if you imagine a player to start and he does not start,” Scolari told reporters.
“We will have to be organised between the first and second half as England is prepared for 90 minutes, we are not.”
Scolari, who won the World Cup as coach of Brazil in 2002 in Japan and South Korea, only met his team for the first time on Monday in London but is already impressed with the players he has at his disposal.
“My message was that I have full confidence in the group, I like the way they play.
“I will work to keep the ball, which is very important today, with some data that I have, with comments about some other technical things I will implement.”
And Scolari also noted the impact of his assistant, Carlos Alberto Parreira.
“He was very happy to say that we can not treat the games as friendlies. We are in preparation for the World Cup.”