Fred key to Seleção, says Scolari
Seleção boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has praised Brazil striker Fred and says he is key to their playing style.
The former Chelsea boss highlighted his positioning and goalscoring skills as key to how the Seleção plays.
"Fred is a player with great skills, very well positioned in the opposition box," Scolari told reporters.
"He has the 'smell' of the goal, he is always in the right position and is very important for the team when he is in a good physical condition.
"He's very useful and does a perfect job as striker of the team."
The Seleção face Switzerland in Basel this evening in their first match since beating Spain in the Confederations Cup final at the Maracanã.
Kick-off is scheduled for 19:45 BST and you can follow all the action live on Sambafoot’s text commentary.