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Brazil would beat Germany: Parreira

"It would be really good, if there was a rematch, but we would win again to show that we're the best," Brazil coach warned.

india Updated: May 14, 2006 21:02 IST
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Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira predicted on Thursday that the world champions would beat hosts Germany again if they met at the World Cup.

"It would be excellent, really good, if they had the chance of a rematch, but we would win again to show that we are the best," Parreira told reporters.

Brazil beat Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final to win a fifth title and defeated them 3-2 at the Confederations Cup held in Germanyin 2005.

Parreira, who will name his 23-man squad for the tournament on Monday, would not give any clues, although there are not expected to be any major surprises.

"Everybody knows which players will be picked and that's a good sign because it shows that we've done a good job over the years and that we've been coherent," he said.

He added that winning a sixth world title would not help Brazil solve day-to-day problems such as poverty, violence and unequal wealth distribution.

"The World Cup will not change Brazil at all," he said.

"Things such as education, health and violence will not change. What happens is that you have a state of euphoria where people are happy for a period of time, but structurally the country doesn't change."

First Published: May 12, 2006 09:17 IST