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Brazil need to be Brazil - not Barca: Scolari

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Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, tasked with delivering home-flavoured World Cup glory in 2014, insisted Friday his team had to develop its own identity and respect Brazilian characteristics, rather than pretend they are Barcelona. 

The new coach of the Brazilian football team Luiz Felipe Scolari answers questions in a press conference in Rio de Janeiro on November 29. Scolari, tasked with delivering home-flavoured World Cup glory in 2014, insisted Friday his team had to develop its own identity and respect Brazilian characteristics, rather than pretend they are Barcelona.

"If we import (Ballon d'Or finalists and Barcelona stars Andres) Iniesta and (Leo) Messi and the players who play in Barcelona then we would play like Barcelona," said Scolari, referring to Spaniard Iniesta and Argentina star Messi.

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