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Brazil aims to rebound against Italy
AFP, March 20th, 2013 1:54PM

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Luiz Felipe Scolari, who coached Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title, is looking for his first win of his second stint at the helm when his team faces Italy in Geneva on Thursday (BeIN Sport, 3:30 pm ET).

Brazil fell, 2-1, to England at Wembley last month in game in which Ronaldinho saw a 19th minute penalty saved by England goalkeeper Joe Hart and was subbed at halftime. Scolari has not called the former World Player of the Year in for the Italy game and is looking to strikers Neymar (Santos), and Zenit Saint-Petersburg's Hulk for goals.

While Brazil is an automatic qualifier for the World Cup it is hosting in 2014, Italy, which sits atop qualifying group B on 10 points, plays at Malta on Tuesday.

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, who has scored seven goals in six games since joining the AC Milan from Manchester City in January, is likely to start up front for Italy with club-mate Stephan El Shaarawy.

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