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2002 World Cup winner Roque Junior praises Scolari's return

Scolari picked Roque for his 2002 squad
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Former Brazil defender Roque Junior has lauded the qualities brought to the job by head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and believes he is the man to lead the country to a record sixth international crown.

Roque, who won 47 caps for the South Americans, told reporters that "football is the life for everybody" in Brazil: "If we arrive in the final I think Brazil will win."

"I think he (Scolari) is the best coach to be in this position. In 2002 he had big pressure."

"Now it's different because of the pressure in our country. You have all the people with you, all the fans want the title and you play at home."

Roque won the World Cup in 2002 and his career took in places as varied as Milan and Leeds; his recipe for this year's national team is straightforward: "Today football has changed- you attack and have good skills, but you win with the defence."

"To win this title they have to have the quality players we have, but also play well in defence."

 
 

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