Brazil in Salvador on Saturday beat Italy 4-2 at the ongoing Fifa Confederations Cup to win Group A and avoid a potential semi-final meeting with Spain.
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari indicated he saw the pieces slowly falling into place although he has made the World Cup the overriding top priority rather than success this month.
“We beat a strong Italian team and I think this shows we are on the right road, even if there are a few things we need to improve,” said Scolari, mastermind of Brazil’s 2002 World Cup success and brought back last November for a second spell in charge of the Selecao.
“We mustn’t get carried away,” added Scolari, who earlier urged his compatriots to be patient with their demands for institutional reform.
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