Sunday, 23 February 2014

Striker shortage leaves Scolari sweating

Just four months ahead of the World Cup, Luiz Felipe Scolari is in a pretty good place. Confidence is high in the Brazil squad, with a number of in-form players – Willian, Fernandinho, Ramires – having replaced the dead wood that lurked amid the glory of last summer’s Confederations Cup win.

The fans are united. It could even be argued that the tangle of issues surrounding Brazil’s logistical preparations for the tournament are playing into his hands, deflecting the glare of public attention away from his charges.

He has just one problem. Unfortunately, it’s a fairly major one. He hasn’t got any strikers. Read the rest of this article on the Yahoo! Eurosport website.

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