Luiz Felipe Scolari says he took the Brazil job to win the World Cup

Luiz Felipe Scolari: Took Brazil job 'to be a champion'

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Luiz Felipe Scolari has made his World Cup ambitions clear by stating he took charge of Brazil 'to be a champion'.

The former Chelsea manager was appointed by Brazil for the second time in 2012 and he has no plans other than to lead his side to glory on home soil.

England fans will be all too aware of what Scolari can bring to his national team.

"I took on the national side to be champion, do you think I am going to say anything else?"

Luiz Felipe Scolari

Under his guidance, Brazil knocked a side containing David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Michael Owen out of the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.

They went on to win that tournament with a 2-0 victory over Germany in the final.

Scolari said: "I took on the national side to be a champion, do you think I am going to say anything else?"

He's also not worried about the injury to striker, Fred, who has been sidelined since September due to a thigh injury he sustained playing for Fluminense.

Scolari continued: "The World Cup is in June, so he will have time to recover."