Scolari: We will win the WC... I am not afraid to say that because that is the message I want my players to understand."
Nothing like brutal confidence, eh. Scolari also revealed the date of his final squad announcement:
Luiz Felipe Scolari has told the press that on the 6th of May, he will reveal his 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup!!
England face Italy in the jungle in their first Group D game at the 2014 World Cup. The venue is far from finished, as these photos show:
The BBC and ITV have confirmed the split of live matches for next summer’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
ITV will show the opening match of the tournament between hosts Brazil and Croatia on 12 June, while the BBC start with Spain v Holland, a repeat of the 2010 World Cup final on 13 June.
The BBC will show England’s first Group D match against Italy. ITV will then show England's next two games, against Uruguay and Costa Rica.
Uruguay may have Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, but Roy Hodgson reckons the South American nation will be worried about facing England's own strikeforce next summer.
Fifa has confirmed that England's opening World Cup Group D match against Italy on June 14 next year in Manaus has been moved to 1800 local time, from 2100.