Scolari talks Neymar, Hulk, Ramires and returning to South Korea
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has confirmed that Neymar will start against South Korea on Saturday.
"Neymar’s fully recovered. There will be no problem with him starting tomorrow," insisted the 64 year-old, as reported by Goal.com.
The former Chelsea tactician also assured Lucas Leiva would feature, while Hulk will be preferred to Ramires.
"There will be enough opportunities for Lucas in the future,” Scolari continued. I'm still watching him. Not only Lucas but also the other players who can play if they prove that they deserve it. I always want to see 100 per cent from my players.
"Hulk is stronger in attack, but Ramires can add balance to a team. I prefer to play with Hulk as we can make a stronger start, but I can always change team and formation according to our opponents."
On the road to leading Brazil to World Cup glory in 2002, the Seleção played a number of games in South Korea. Scolari admits he is delighted to return to a country that has brought him such good fortunate and created great memories.
"Those memories are still very vivid," he said.
"I feel good here. I also had wins here when I was in charge of Juventude. I have only experienced victory here. Now I want to create another good memory with another victory."