Luiz Felipe Scolari has confirmed he will make a number of changes to his Brazil side for their Gillette Brasil Global Tour friendly with Zambia tomorrow.
The Selecao and the Chipolopolo meet at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing on Tuesday, just three days after goals from Neymar and Oscar gave Scolari’s men a 2-0 victory over South Korea in Seoul.
And Felipao has warned the newcomers to the team that they are running out of chances to impress ahead of the World Cup next year.
“I'll make five changes for certain,” he told a press conference in Beijing. “I may make one more change, but it will depend.
“A defender, a left back, a midfielder, a defensive midfielder and an attacker or two will perhaps come in.”
"We use these games test things, regardless of the results we achieve. Beyond the changes on the starting eleven, I intend to use all six substitutions during the match."
Dede, Maxwell, Lucas Leiva, Lucas Moura and Alexandre Pato were all hoping to secure those spots as the team trained at the Bird’s Nest today.
“Let's play this game with the same determination that we showed in the Confederations Cup,” added the coach.
“I won't have many other chances to test new players.”