Scolari: We have to cut out our mistakes

The former Chelsea coach says next year's summer tournament will be a tough test for his side and they will have to eradicate any errors from their game if they want to succeed
New Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari believes the Confederations Cup will provide a stern challenge for the Selecao whilst insisting they must cut out the mistakes they have been making recently.

The groups for the tournament were announced on Saturday and Brazil will face Italy, Mexico and Japan in the opening stages.

And the 64-year-old, who was appointed Brazil boss on Thursday, feels it will be a good opportunity to see how well his side can play.

"It is an interesting draw because the teams in our group are all very balanced. It is a good chance to see our potential in these matches," Scolari told Globo.

"We cannot choose who we are going to face in the first match but the order is not going to change our ambitions. We have to cut out any mistakes against those three teams."

Brazil's technical assistant Carlos Alberto Parreira echoed these thoughts and went on to say that the tournament will mainly be useful as an opportunity for the team to experiment.

He told SporTV: "This group does not give us any chance to make mistakes. It is very important to test the team in matches against Italy, Mexico and Japan, but the Confederations Cup is nothing more than a lab test."