Belo Horizonte, Brazil: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says their Confederations Cup semifinal against Uruguay in Belo Horizonte is a chance to provide a huge morale boost for a nation in turmoil after days of protests against corruption and maladministration.
"This is a crucial moment for the Brazilian team," said Scolari as he looked forward to Wednesday's Confederations Cup semi-final in Belo Horizonte against South American champions Uruguay.
"The things we are doing to build a better country will not be in vain if we can keep this up. Find a better life together and not fighting against each other. Then we can live in the country we always longed for."