Felipão reveals he has discussed Brazil’s Olympics defeat to Mexico with his players
Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has admitted he didn’t enjoy seeing Brazil lose to Mexico in the 2012 Olympics and has spoken to the players involved in that game ahead of tonight.
Hulk, Marcelo, Neymar, Oscar and Thiago Silva were all involved in that disappointing defeat and at least four will start this evening.
Mexico and the host nation go head to head in the second Group A game, both coming into the game off the back of an opening day win.
The same two nations faced each other in the Confederations Cup last year too, with Brazil coming out on top.
Scolari knows Mexico will perform great again as they always do again Brazil, Daily Telegraph quoted him.
“I wasn’t there,” Luiz Felipe Scolari, the Brazilian manager, said of the London defeat. “But as a fan I didn’t like it because we lost.
“I have spoken to those who did play about the way they played and the opponents’ set plays to see what we can contribute.
“We respect Mexico, whenever they play against Brazil they behave like a great team.”
The game kicks off at 2000GMT; follow our live text commentary from an hour before kick off this evening.