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Scolari: We're getting closer to our best XI
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Scolari: We're getting closer to our best XI

The Selecao coach believes that victory in their opening game over Japan was an indication that his team is going from strength to strength


Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says he has almost found his best starting XI after their 3-0 Confederations Cup victory over Japan.

A glorious goal from Neymar opened the scoring for the hosts, before Paulinho and substitute Jo netted in the second half to give Scolari's men a comfortable win.

Jo's introduction after being frozen out from the national set-up might win Scolari some additional favour with the fans, and after performing admirably under considerable pressure to succeed, things might just be falling into place for Brazil.

"My feeling is that we're finding the best lineup," Scolari told reporters.

"Little by little, with backup options that help us a lot when they come into the pitch.

"We'll only get better with time."

Hero of the hour Neymar scored a wondrous third-minute goal for Selecao, after being laid off well by Fred, to end a run of nine games without finding the back of the net - much to his coach's delight.

However, Scolari was quick to praise the team's performance as a whole.

"I've said it already, Neymar is a fine player, who may not be on his best sometimes, but is a great talent, he can make a difference," he added.

"The team spirit, the dynamics of this group of players, must also be highlighted."


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