Brasilia: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said Sunday it would be "stupid" to think his team would consider playing deliberately for a draw against Cameroon in order to choose its second-round opponent at the World Cup.
Scolari dismissed any chance that Brazil would not try to win Monday's decisive Group A match in Brasilia.
"You have to win the match, you have to advance to the next round," Scolari said. "Some people have been saying that we might consider playing to choose our opponent, but they are either stupid or ill-intentioned. We have to play to advance, not to choose anything. We have to play to win."