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Brazil concerned by ´very good´ Chile

24 June 2014 00:55

Luiz Felipe Scolari and Neymar are wary of the threat Chile will pose to hosts Brazil in the FIFA World Cup last 16.

Monday's 4-1 victory over Cameroon in Brasilia ensured Scolari's side progressed as the winners of Group A.

While their opponents were far from impressive, particularly defensively, Brazil can take heart from a showing that was an improvement on their earlier displays - which brought a fortuitous 3-1 win over Croatia and goalless draw with Mexico.

Neymar was the star, his double complemented by goals from Fred and Fernandinho as the hosts set-up a mouth-watering second-round match.

"We're on the right track, improving all the time," said Neymar. "We're hopefully getting closer to our goal."

"It'll be a very tough game (against Chile). A lot of big teams have suffered. There aren't any weak teams here."

Scolari concurred with his talisman's assessment, adding: "We improved again from the Mexico game. We can still get better, and we know that Chile are a very good side.

"They have a lot of quality. If I could choose, I would choose another opponent. South American sides are always tough."

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1 - 4

Competition
World Cup
Date
23 June 2014
Game week
3
Kick-off
22:00
Half-time
1 - 2
Full-time
1 - 4

Goals

0 - 1
17' Neymar
 (assist by Luiz Gustavo)
J. Matip 26'
(assist by A. Nyom) 
1 - 1
1 - 2
34' Neymar
 (assist by Marcelo)
1 - 3
49' Fred
 (assist by David Luiz)
1 - 4
84' Fernandinho
 (assist by Oscar)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
16
3
22
12
21 26'
7
17 80'
18 11'
13
8
10
Coach: V. Finke
# Player Bookings
12
2
3
4
6
17
8
11
9 49'
7
10 17' 34'
Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
5 84'
16
19
1
13
14
15
18
20
21
22
23

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