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Brazil Starts Strong in FIFA Confeds Cup

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Seleção 3-0 win over Japan in the Confederations Cup opener has given Brazil's national team an excellent boost as the side seek to lift their third successive Confederations Cup title. Already the only nation in the world to lift the trophy on three occasions, Scolari believes success in this prelude will be the perfect preparation for his young squad ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

"Losing your first game, especially as . . .

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