Neymar will be the main man for Brazil in their international friendly against South KoreaReuters

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari returns to the place that he enjoyed perhaps the best moments of his career when he led his country to World Cup victory in 2002.

The Selecao are scheduled to play South Korea in a friendly international in Seoul, and Scolari said he has fond memories of the country, where Brazil played all three of their group games in 2002, before winning the ultimate prize in football.

"Those memories are still very vivid," he said. "I feel good here. I also had wins here when I was in charge of Juventude.

"I have only experienced victory here. Now I want to create another good memory with another victory."

Korea, who have already qualified for the World Cup, will look at this friendly as a perfect opportunity to assess one of the favourites for the 2014 World Cup.

Brazil and Chelsea defender David Luiz knows South Korea are a strong team and is expecting a tough fight on Saturday.

"I think South Korea is one of the strongest teams in the world," he said. "I know that nine of them are playing in Europe and that Kim Bo-kyung, who is playing in England as a midfielder, is an outstanding player

"I also remember Son Heung-min of Leverkusen. Other than two, however, there is no player I know by name."

Team News: Scolari said Barcelona's Neymar is fit and ready to go and will play the game from the start. "Neymar's fully recovered," the coach said. "There will be no problem with him starting."

Scolari will also give Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva some game time, while he is set to prefer Hulk over Ramires in the starting lineup.

"There will be enough opportunities for Lucas in the future," he added. "I'm still watching him. Not only Lucas but also the other players who can play if they prove that they deserve it. I always want to see 100 percent from my players.

"Hulk is stronger in attack, but Ramires can add balance to a team. I prefer to play with Hulk as we can make a stronger start, but I can always change team and formation according to our opponents."

Where to watch

The match is scheduled for a 4.30 p.m. (IST) start with live telecast on Sony Six.

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