After taking over from Mano Menezes only a few months ago, Luiz Felipe Scolari managed to get the Brazilian national team to Confederations cup success.
After the tournament, there has been several talk about the future squads. Many have already started predicting the squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Brazil. Since the Confederations cup was the last tournament to have competitive matches for Brazil before the World Cup, many are predicting that Scolari will not be making huge changes to the squad.
This would effectively rule out the likes of Maicon and Sandro from the 2014 World Cup. Maicon has been one of the best right backs for the Brazilian national team in the last decade. Brazil has not seen an attacking right back of his stature since the days of Cafu. However, the former Inter Milan star has suffered from several fitness issues and lack of form in the last few years. He spent the last year at Manchester city where he made very few appearances. He recently sealed a permanent move to Roma with the hope of recapturing his former glory days.
Sandro has also been hugely effective for Tottenham, but he is said to be overshadowed by Paulinho who has recently arrived for £ 17 million.
"Sandro is one of them, Romulo, a defensive midfielder who is playing in Russia (for Spartak Moscow), is another one, CSKA Moscow's right-back Mario Fernandes too. I am looking for players in that position as Daniel Alves' reserve Jean is not a full-back. Maybe Maicon if he plays again, as he barely played last season," said the former Chelsea manager. Scolari was the last Brazilian manager to lead the country to success in the World Cup. He will be hoping to repeat the magic once again.