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Referee: Enrique Cáceres

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  • Ramires 58'
  • Pato 72'
  • Luis Gustavo 83'

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Brazil and Australia square-up on Saturday with Selecao coach Luis Felipe Scolari calling the encounter a World Cup match.

As hosts of next year's tournament Brazil are already through to the finals, with Australia emerging from Asian qualifying to join them.

A celebratory mood should at least be guaranteed at the Mane Garrincha as a result and Scolari is looking forward to a dry-run ahead of the main event in 2014.

``This is a World Cup encounter,'' the well-travelled former Chelsea coach said.

``Australia play with nine men behind the midfield and seven or eight players are taller than 1.85 metres.

``They play very different to us and are the kind of rival that we can clash in the tournament.''

There is unlikely to be a sighting of Chelsea midfielder Oscar on Saturday.

The playmaker has a sprained ankle picked up in training on Thursday.

``It is very difficult for Oscar to recover, but he is working hard to do it,'' Scolari added.

``He is so dedicated that I can not rule him out, but I am not going to take any risks.''

Oscar's club team-mate Ramires stands by in case a space opens up, having missed out on the successful Confederations Cup campaign.

``If Oscar is not ready, I have Ramires, who plays in the same position,'' Scolari said.

``But I also have the chance to change the strategy and play with two defensive midfielders and two offensive.''

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