Brazil boss: Few players better than Neymar & Ronaldinho

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Brazil manager Luis Felipe Scolari has praised Chelsea and Manchester target Neymar along with former Barcelona star Ronaldinho after naming his Selecao squad for the February friendly against England.

Neymar will have the opportunity to show off his skills against potential future Chelsea or Manchester United teammates when Brazil meet England at Wembley in a glamour fixture to celebrate 150 years of the Football Association.

The 20-year-old is Brazil's next global superstar, but features alongside one of their greats of the modern era in Ronaldinho, and both have received praise from new coach Scolari.

"I want what everyone else wants, which is that they play the football they are capable of playing," Scolari said, as reported by

"Few can play the game better than them. I also want good behaviour. I want them to be responsible, regardless of their age."

Scolari led Brazil to World Cup glory in 2002 before returning to club management - which included a short spell in charge at Chelsea - and has been appointed with the hope of securing a sixth world crown on home soil next year.

There is something of a Chelsea flavour about his first Brazil squad as coach for a second time, with Stamford Bridge trio David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar all included.

The latter, meanwhile, has previously urged more Brazilians to join the contingent at Chelsea, and specifically hopes Neymar will eventually leave Santos for London.

Chelsea will, however, surely have to battle with the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona if they hope to secure a deal for Neymar.


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