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The Chelsea ace was replaced in the second half of Friday's clash with Serbia amid reports his place is under threat but he is confident he will be a starter in the World Cup

Brazil midfielder Oscar is confident he will retain his position in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side despite the impressive form of team-mate Willian.

Oscar was granted compassionate leave this week for the birth of his daughter but returned in time to line-up against Serbia in Friday's clash at the Morumbi, where Fred scored the only goal of the game as the Selecao recorded a 1-0 win.

The Chelsea ace was replaced by Willian in the second half but insists that, despite reports suggesting he may lose his place in the team, he remains confident of starring for his country at this month’s World Cup.

“A friendly or a training session will not see me lose my place in the team,” Oscar told ESPN Brasil.

“[The press] are trying to take me out of the team and replace me with Willian. They can keep talking about that, but I'm calm and confident.

“Willian is playing very well, but everyone has his moment.”

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