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Big Phil Thumbs Up For Brazil & Ramires

Brazil boss, ‘Big Phil’ Scolari has given two thumbs up, after his side’s demolition of Australia last weekend.

The Selecao slumped to a surprise defeat to Switzerland in their previous fixture, and so thumping six goals past the hapless Socceroos was just the tonic Dr Phil ordered.

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Watch: Brazil’s goals against the Socceroos

And so ahead of Brazil’s friendly against their former colonisers Portugal in Boston on Tuesday night, Scolari is all smiles.

He says his team has recovered in time to take on their opponents, and are generally in good shape as they prepare to challenge for the World Cup on home soil next year.

"The 6-0 [against Australia] was marvellous,” Scolari told to the Brazilian Football Confederation’s official website.

“We played at a very good rhythm, it didn't look like a friendly, the team performed as in the Confederations Cup.

"It's in this shape that we're going to Boston to play against Portugal."

Meanwhile, Chelsea star Ramires did his chances of making Brazil’s World Cup squad no harm with his impressive display against the Socceroos, which he will hope to improve upon against Portugal later.

 Ramires was left out of Brazil’s squad for the Confederations Cup, but Scolari has hinted that he can see a place for the box-to-box man in his plans for the future.

"He's a very agile player, he gets up front in attacking moves and 10 seconds later he's back marking," Scolari said of Ramires

"He's a modern player who can be very useful." 

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