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Brazil-Russia: Scolari claims national team should play more games in Brazil


Brazil's manager Luiz Felipe Scolari feels the national team should be playing more games in Brazil, rather than playing too many games abroad.

The Seleção have an agreement with a foreign company that organize their games, which has led to a big increase in the distance between the national team and the Brazilian fans, who often feel the team do not represent Brazil anymore.

The fact Brazil will host the next World Cup also complicates the situation, as the games abroad prevent the national team from getting used to the kind of conditions they will have to face at home during the competition.

Scolari said this during yesterday's press conference: "The pressure is not less or higher in Brazil. What happens is that we play away so much because the company that has the rights to promote these friendlies with Brazil prefers us to play away".

The former Palmeiras manager added: "We would prefer to play more in Brazil rather than abroad but we have this agreement to now play in Brazil".

Since 2003, Brazil have played 152 official and friendly matches but only 25 of those games were played in Brazil, according to the site futdados.

The national team played 67 friendlies during the same period, 12 of them were played in England while only six were played in Brazil.

Source: Australian FourFourTwo


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