Scolari Admits Brazil Are Feeling Confederations Cup Pressure

Brazil will start their Confederations Cup campaign this weekend with a battle against Asian representative, Japan and ahead of that match, Selecao head coach Luis Felipe Scolari admitted that his side are feeling the pressure. Scolari revealed that being the host nation means that they are seen as tournament favorites.

However, Scolari doesn’t see that pressure as an issue since it’s very normal for a side such Brazil to be considered as favorite to win a tournament, especially since they are playing at home. Regarding their match against Japan, the tactician warns his team not to underestimate their opponent as he isn’t keen on suffering an opening game defeat.