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Big Phil: Brazil Before The Bank

19-year-old right-back Wallace has left Chelsea on a season-long loan to Inter Milan in a bid to secure more game time than he was in line for at Stamford Bridge.

He follows his compatriot Lucas Piazon, who has gone on loan to Vitesse Arnhem in the Dutch Eredivisie to continue his impressive development.

The ambitious Chelsea youngsters have done good by Brazil boss ‘Big Phil’ Scolari, who has advised any players hoping to represent the Selecao at next year’s World Cup to make sure they play as much as possible this season.

According to Scolari, it is important for Brazil’s best players to eschew big-money deals to clubs where they may not play regularly, in order to boost the host nation’s chances of fielding a powerful squad in the global football showpiece in 2014.

"A player who wants to play for Brazil has to think about the national team and not just think about the monetary side," Scolari said.

"The spirit we showed at the Confederations Cup was absolutely spectacular.

"But now it's over and we're on a new path. The athletes have to remember that a lot can happen - players not getting regular games, transfers, players, dropping out of favour at their clubs.

"The players know that nobody has made sure of their place. We played well (at the Confederations Cup), but they have to play at their clubs so they can be picked. Some players have credit in the bank, but credit can dry up and that is how it has to be."

QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar is one player in particular that Scolari has directed his warning to.

Cesar is currently agitating to move away from  the relegated English championship side, who he joined on a bumper salary last season.

He has been linked to Arsenal and almost moved to Fiorentina, and Scolari hopes he sorts his playing future out sooner rather than later, in the best interests of Brazil.

"I'm worried and he knows that," he said of the former Inter Milan shot stopper.

"If possible, he needs to try and play, it doesn't matter if it's in the second division, third division or tenth division. I want to be able to see how they are playing and if they are in the right state."

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