Bafana Bafana

Scolari uses Parreira's insight

2014-03-04 20:22
Luiz Felipe Scolari (AFP)
Johannesburg - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari admits his knowledge of Bafana Bafana’s game remains limited, but says his assistant coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has given him insight into their style of play.

Brazil take on Bafana in an international friendly in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening, in what will be their final friendly before the Brazilians’ 23-man World Cup squad is announced before the tournament.

“Everything I know about South Africa comes from the videos that we’ve watched, and everything else comes from what coach Alberto Parreira has told me in relation to the game tomorrow,” Scolari said ahead of the game at FNB Stadium.

Parreira was in charge of Bafana during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where the hosts failed to make it out of the group stages, but spent more than two years at the helm, allowing him valuable insight into the hosts' camp.

Parreira joined Scolari in 2012, and has helped mould the Samba Boys into one of the favourites to lift the 2014 Fifa World Cup title later this year.

With the World Cup -- hosted by Brazil -- fast approaching, Scolari said he was confident the South American nation would be more than ready for the start of the global spectacle.

“We still have 100 days to finish everything that we promised, so we should be able to do it,” he said.

Brazil have beaten Bafana in all four previous meetings, their last victory in Johannesburg coming in the 2009 Confederations Cup semi-final, where Dani Alves netted a superb 88th minute free kick.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

Will Shakes Mashaba ensure Bafana Bafana qualify for AFCON 2015?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.