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Luiz Felipe Scolari will travel to confirm Brazil’s World Cup squad

Scolari was content with his side's 5-0 victory over South Africa on Wednesday
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Following Brazil’s final test before World Cup squads are named, the Brazil coach seems pretty confident of the group he wishes to work with at this year’s tournament.

Without any more friendlies to play, Felipão will travel worldwide to watch players that are on his list. Such destinations might include Russia, Canada, England and, of course, Brazil.

He will need to do all of this before 7 May when he needs to submit his final list of 23. He will also need to name an additional seven players that will act as reserves but it is understood that his intention is not to reveal this list as Dunga did in 2010.

Felipão, meanwhile, has insisted that his mind is open to new players making his squad.

“Some players get injured in training just before the call-up is due. It’s never closed for sure. A phenomenon may appear in two months, who knows? We will not close the doors. We move forward with the idea that 95% of the squad is sorted, but there’s always a place,” said the 65-year-old.

Questions remain over who the third goalkeeper, fourth centre-back and extra central-midfielder will be.


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