• BRAZIL DESPERATE TO MAKE MARK IN WORLD CUP OPENER

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    SAO PAULO: Brazil is desperate to make a powerful statement of intent in Thursday’s World Cup opener against Croatia as it seek to relieve the suffocating pressure that has engulfed the team in the build-up to the tournament. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has the luxury of being able to field the same team that destroyed world champions Spain 3-0 in the final of last year’s Confederations Cup, with Barcelona star Neymar the focal point of a powerful and settled line-up. The five-time champion is expected to qualify from their group without too much trouble but Barcelona defender Dani Alves admitted there was anxiety ahead of the Sao Paulo opener, as they seek to ease the jitters.

    AFP

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