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Football: I'd rather play Spain than Chile in last 16, says Scolari

Published on Dec 10, 2013 6:19 AM
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Brazilian football team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari speaks during a press conference after a training session ahead of a friendly football match with South Korea in Seoul on Oct 11, 2013. Mr Scolari would rather play Spain or the Netherlands if the hosts make the last 16 of the World Cup than South American rivals Chile. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SAO PAULO (REUTERS) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari would rather play Spain or the Netherlands if the hosts make the last 16 of the World Cup than South American rivals Chile.

Chile are "a pain" to play against because their system is in direct contrast to Brazil's, Mr Scolari said on TV Globo's Esporte Espetacular program.

"I hope Chile don't qualify."

"I'd rather play any of the others. They're a pain to play against. They're well organised, they're intelligent, they have a good side. It's better to play against a European team," he added.

 
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