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Deschamps: Brazil One Of The Best

France boss, Didier Deschamps, says Brazil are a far better side than their unprecedented lowly world ranking suggests.

Les Bleus were hammered 3-0 by the Selecao on Sunday, as the five-time World Champions click into place ahead of the Confederations Cup on their home soil.

Goals from Oscar, Hernanes and Lucas Moura gave Brazil the win at a canter, although their precise and rapid counter-attacking game was what ultimately proved France’s undoing.

Deschamps was impressed by the youthful zest of the Selecao set-up, and thinks the South Americans are already one of the top teams in international football, with fearsome potential.

"There is a new generation of players, full of talent," Deschamps said after his team’s defeat.

"Maybe they don't have as much international experience as previous generations before them but they are preparing for it.

“Today Brazil are one of the best teams in the world."

Meanwhile, he may not have found his way onto the scoresheet with half the world’s attention on him, but Brazil star Neymar was buoyant after the game.

The new Barcelona signing says that the Brazil camp is starting to feel good ahead of the Confed Cup, and that they are beginning to sense a champion team on the horizon.

"We are happy about winning," Neymar said.

"We are getting better with each game. We have a desire to keep improving and this victory has given us increased confidence for the Confederations Cup.

"We are working with humility and dedication. Believe me when I say [Brazil coach Phil] Scolari will prove successful again.

“We are building a large group. We are doing things right. We have to patient and calm because in the end we will be rewarded for it."

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