Brazil fired up for Rio final

Brazil's desire to "re-establish credibility" will inspire them against Spain, according to Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Last Updated: 30/06/13 at 09:09 Post Comment

Luiz Felipe Scolari: Sticking to functional playing style

Luiz Felipe Scolari: Sticking to functional playing style

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Scolari's side, widely written off by critics in their own country in recent months following a run of one victory in eight games, will win a third successive Confederations Cup if they overcome Spain in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night.

And the prospect of silencing their detractors will act as motivation in the Maracana.

Scolari said: "I don't consider Spain the favourites. In the last six years they have imposed themselves and won so many titles fielding virtually the same team and so that can maybe be an advantage.

"But we have something important in Brazil - our desire to re-establish credibility with our fans.

"We have been dreaming since the start of getting to the final and winning it.

"I believe our national team environment has improved a lot from before we got together prior to the event. It is not easy to be together for 30 days."

Scolari also insists he will not compromise on a functional style of play which has not proved wholly popular in Brazil.

He said: "Some like it, others don't, but I am going to make the team play the same manner and make sure our opponents go up against a strong team."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

suarez_blind
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

N

o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

spence
F365's Top Ten Players We Can't Wait To Watch

I

think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

GVMUFC
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

Footer 365

Manchester City agree £14m fee with Roma for Edin Dzeko

Sky sources understand Manchester City have agreed a £14m fee with Roma for striker Edin Dzeko.

Angel Di Maria is 'very happy' to join PSG from Manchester United

Angel Di Maria's move to PSG from Manchester United looks set to go through after he expressed happiness at the deal.

Liverpool's Jordon Ibe says he needs more end product

Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe says he must be looking contribute a goal or assist in every game he plays.

Mail Box

Louis Van Gaal Only Wants Football Robots

Louis van Gaal only wants players who are human robots, apparently. It's a great Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Audi Cup, Fabregas, Lingard and Joe Gomez...

Is Jack Wilshere The New Diaby?

This was supposed to be his season but he is already injured. We have mails on Chelsea, TV football, why Raheem Sterling is worth more than ADM and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company