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Luiz Felipe Scolari urges Brazil players to keep World Cup focus

Scolari wants concentration from his squad
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Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has declared himself unhappy with the attitudes of some of his players ahead of their warm up fixture with Panama this evening.

After a Sunday training session before the game, the boss ranted at reporters: "the marking was sloppy, we left spaces in the middle of the park and took up questionable positions."

"We can not let our attitude slip a week before the cup. We cannot lose the identity which we forged at the Confederations Cup."

"I urged them to do what I always do- to be serious and play each match as if it were the last."

Brazil won that tournament almost a year ago, comprehensively beating Spain 3-0 in the final to leap into contention as favourites for the World Cup in the eyes of many.

The hosts kick off the competition next Thursday against Croatia in Sao Paulo.


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