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Fernandinho and Rafinha likely to start against South Africa on Wednesday

Does Scolari already know his starting XI?
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Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari looks likely to give the two players an opportunity to impress in the Seleção’s final encounter before the World Cup squad is named.

South Africa and Brazil will go head to head in Johannesburg on Wednesday as Brazil look to fine-tune preparations ahead of this year’s World Cup.

In a training activity on Tuesday, Felipão put right-back Rafinha and holding midfielder Fernandinho amongst the usual starters in a strong indication that they will start the friendly game.

After a quick warm-up session the squad was divided in to two groups. Whilst the reserve players practised crossing and finishing at one end of the pitch, the potential starters took part in a tactical session with their coach.

Those that started the activity were as follows: Julio César, Rafinha, Thiago Silva, David Luiz and Marcelo; Fernandinho, Paulinho and Oscar; Hulk, Fred and Neymar.


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