Parreira backs Scolari to land sixth World Cup for Brazil
Luiz Felipe Scolari's right hand man has backed the Brazil head coach to guide the team to World Cup glory this summer and in the process end over 60 years of hurt for the entire country. It was in 1950 that the Selecao famously lost the sport's biggest final on home turf and hosts have a chance for redemption starting on June 12.
Carlos Alberto Parreira, Brazil's Technical Director, told reporters: "We are playing at home with confidence and with the players we have we are really thinking about winning it."
"We have experience and the people behind us as they were in the Confederations Cup- that was a really wonderful mood which I have never seen in Brazil before."
"We can focus on the World Cup with the energy of the people behind us, and you cannot believe how important that is."
"After 1950, when we did not win the World Cup at home, we have a second opportunity and we do not want to miss it."