We've achieved the first task. Now we have nine months to see what we can do with our team.
Venezuela don't have the decisiveness we have in attack and that is the difference, that's why we deserved to win.
We want to preserve his health. He's not being dropped.
This win gives us security for the quarterfinals. It showed we are capable of playing good soccer.
The only good thing that came out of the first half was the goal. The midfield never connected with the attack, thankfully we corrected that, allowing us to easily win in the second period.
Of course Brazil has the condition to impose its style and advance. But I don't agree when people say the group is easy. It's actually a tricky group.
Because of the historical rivalry there are no friendly games between Brazil and Argentina.
I had to use the opportunity to make six substitutions ... to help make the final selection.
Goal celebrations are always welcome on the Brazilian team. But there should be limits.
He will stop for two or three weeks, can recover and return in even better condition.
He has to lead the national team. He has to be a model and an example.
He was great because he was commendable both on and off the field. He left his mark and had a successful career.
I think the extension of the deadline would make sense.
I was against the defending champion having to qualify, but we need to thank FIFA for changing the rules. We would have immense difficulties if we hadn't played the qualifiers. It allowed our players to play in a competitive situation, similar to what they will find in the Cup.
I will definitely make some changes, probably two or three. But it could be more than that, I haven't decided yet.
Other teams have problems deciding who will be picked, we have problems deciding who will be left out. Some very good players will miss out because we can only take 23.
Planning doesn't depend on us. I wanted to play three or four games. The FIFA calendar isn't enough.
It definitely feels different to beat Argentina. They are one of the references in world soccer. It's hard to describe how good this feels right now.
We never thought it would be easy. Argentina came with all these experienced players, but our team proved they are capable of overcoming any difficulties.
I would never ask my players to purposely lose a match, this is out of the question.
Today we finished the first stage of our World Cup preparation, now we have nine months to focus on the tournament. But we need to keep working hard, we still have a chance to finish the qualifying tournament in first place. That's our next goal.
We have less than one year before the World Cup. I want to have the best team in all the games, the qualifiers and every friendly before the competition.
This was the coldest match I have ever been involved in with any sort of team at any level. I've never been in a situation like this before. I was freezing on the bench.
You Germans moan too much and should stop. We do not believe you. Germany will be thereabouts next year.
We should have played better, especially in the first half, but we were able to overcome our difficulties.
Argentina play with power, but we do it too, and we do it well.
There's no reason to deny the request. We know he already was doubtful to play against Zaragoza.
It wouldn't be a surprise if the title goes to a new team. We cannot ignore Portugal or Holland as possible winners. It's also necessary to be careful with the new powerful nations like Japan, the United States and South Korea.
It wouldn't be a surprise if the title goes to a new team.
I usually don't like to single out anybody, but Adriano was very important to this title.
Of course they haven't played together enough for us to make an adequate evaluation. But there's no doubt (Chile) will have to be extra cautious. They are two great strikers, and if one is not on, the other will be.
The most important thing is to have a balanced group. We need to be prepared for injuries and suspensions during the competition.
This is his second injury in around one month, he has played 70 games already this season and we don't want to take any risks.
They shouldn't have celebrated ahead of time. It's one thing to slow the game down, but you can get in trouble when you start fooling around with the ball before it's all over.
It will be a good experience for us to take on a national team with a similar style to Australia, our second opponents at the World Cup.
It's nothing to worry about, it's not even pain, just discomfort.
Conditions were very special but we can't complain, we were here to play no matter what and tried to use those conditions to suit our team.
The best two teams have reached the final.
It was a mental victory more than anything else. I am very proud of my team because it is very, very difficult to beat Germany especially when they are at home.
It's wonderful for Brazil to have so many talented forwards. We have many good players, and I don't think other teams have so many, so I think that it's a good problem. We have good replacements. It's wonderful.
They changed their setup a bit, that made things harder for us. But we were able to catch up in the second half, controlling the match again.
Afterwards, during the course of the competition, the results and performances will determine whether or not it's necessary to change.
In all of my career this is maybe one of the most abnormal results I have witnessed. It was just one of football's accidents.
I don't think that sex one day before the game will have any harm on the player. Just sex, no problem.
I considered it was best not to force him.
The important thing is that his injury heals perfectly and that he reports in shape.
The Confederations Cup was a very important competition for Brazil. We fielded our best outfit and clashed with many high-class teams. It provided us with the chance to test many players.