World number-one ranked Brazil scouted Australia in Adelaide last week in a sign of the importance they are placing on Tuesday’s friendly at the MCG.
Brazil have already qualified for Russia 2018 after a scorching qualification campaign in South America.
The Selecao are in Melbourne to fine-tune their game plan under coach Tite, and are leaving no stone unturned.
Brazil lost to Argentina 1-0 at the MCG last Friday night in a friendly, and with a hugely demanding fan base will not want to lose again to the Aussies on Tuesday night.
Scouting the Socceroos
“We sent someone to watch the game,” Brazil team coordinator Edu Gaspar, a former Arsenal player, confirmed to media in Melbourne.
“It’s important for us to follow the team and learn about the team, and Australia is the same.”
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“The big game for me will be Tuesday. Then after that onto the Confeds Cup,” he told media on Monday (streamed live on Socceroos Facebook)
“It’s always an amazing opportunity when selected for the national team.
“And we want to make sure we take every moment and if selected we all know we can play a part in some of these big games.
“We’ve evolved and things are going really well.
“But the main thing is never taking it for granted. And when we’re leaving this camp you’re always knowing it could be your last ever – regardless of whether you’re 21 or 37.
Source : Football Federation Australia