Brazil's head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari comforts Neymar as he leaves the field during the friendly football match against France, at the Arena Gremio Stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on June 9, 2013. (AFP PHOTO / LUCAS UEBEL)
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No one doubts Brazil has the players to win the World Cup, but with the opening match just 10 weeks away, the focus is shifting to mentally preparing the players to deal with the pressure of lifting the trophy on home soil.Brazil are still scarred by the nightmare of losing the final game of the 1950 World Cup – the only other time when they hosted the tournament – and no team has won the most famous football trophy the year after lifting the Confederations Cup.Scolari is a wily technician who is famous for his motivational skills. The fatherly role he assumed in guiding the squad to the 2002 World Cup became famous as "The Scolari Family". The combative midfielder played at the highest level in Spain for 13 years and was ever present in the Brazil team that won the World Cup in 1994 .Brazil's team is young – star player Neymar is just 22 – and several first choice players have not played in a World Cup before.
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