Luiz Felipe Scolari: ‘Brazil on course for glory’

Brazil v Colombia World Cup 2014

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Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari insists Brazil are still on course to win the World Cup on home soil on July 13.

The Samba Boys face Colombia in the quarter-finals on Friday as they look to make the last four of the tournament.

Brazil are looking to win the World Cup for a sixth time but first since 2002 having gone out at this stage for the last two editions.

There is huge pressure on the players representing the football-mad country and Scolari is in bullish mood ahead of the showdown against Los Cafeteros in Fortaleza.

He said: “Our supporters want us to tell them what we want, how we want to win and how we are going to get it. We continue with the same speech.

“Does Brazil continue to have one hand on the trophy? Yes. We are going on to the fifth step and there are seven steps.”

Brazil topped Group A without pulling up many trees before going on to need extra-time and penalties to beat Chile in the last 16.

Neymar has been struggling with knee and thigh problems since last weekend’s drama in Belo Horizonte although he is expected to be fit enough to start against Colombia.

Scolari must make one change as Luis Gustavo is suspended while his Colombia counterpart, Jose Pekerman, has reported no fresh injury concerns in his squad.

Brazil are 1.83 to win the game in 90 minutes while Colombia are 4.76 with the draw 3.41.

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