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Scolari says Brazilian nerves are normal in a World Cup

Scolari will be drawing on his experiences in 2002, when he led Brazil to their last title -
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Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has admitted that there are nerves in his camp ahead of the hosts' World Cup second round match against Chile in Belo Horizonte later today.

In his final press conference ahead of the game, Scolari said: "It is understandable that one should feel uncomfortable and anxious, especially when you get to the knockout stage. We can't afford to make a mistake."

"There is a bit more anxiety, more nerves. But that is normal in any competition, not just because we are in Brazil. When I am on my own and I start to think, I get a bit nervous."

The game starts at 1700 BST this afternoon, with a match preview, team announcements and live commentary on brought to you by Sambafoot from an hour before it all starts.

 
 

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