Luiz Felipe Scolari wants respect afforded to Cameroon
Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has quashed suggestions that his side can pick who they want to face in the last sixteen of the World Cup, should they get there. The way hte fixtures have fallen, the tournament hosts will know exactly who they will face in the next stage before kick off against Cameroon this evening.
But Scolari has rubbished any such thoughts on who he might 'choose' to play: "Cameroon supposedly have nothing to lose but they have their honour, these players go back to their nation with pride, and if they lose to a better team, it is ok."
"But they want to play hard, to fight, so I don't believe people talking about fixed results or Brazil choosing the next opponent. This is a lack of respect to Cameroon."
In a final cautionary word to his team, the boss added: "To be the champion we have to be careful all of the time. Each point is important, we want to reach the next phase."