Scolari: It's all going Brazil's way for World Cup

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 20, 2014 at 9:52 am •  Published: February 20, 2014
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FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is optimistic about Brazil's chances to win the World Cup title at home.

He believes Brazil will lift the trophy at the Maracana Stadium in a few months.

"We are playing at home, we have the fans on our side and a team which is competitive and has a lot of quality," Scolari said. "We have everything that allows us to be the best team. That's why I fully trust that we can make it to the final and be the champion."

Scolari commented during a FIFA-run workshop with representatives of the 32 teams that will play in the World Cup. More than 20 coaches attended the event to discuss the organizational aspects of the tournament, which starts in June.

Fans jeered Brazil before the Confederations Cup last year, but were fully behind the squad once the tournament began. Brazil played well on the field and won the title with five straight victories. That included a 3-0 win against defending World Cup champion Spain in the final at the same stadium that will host the World Cup final in July.

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