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Jul 3, 2014 6:01 PM by Associated Press

Brazil expects fewer difficulties against Colombia

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says Brazil may be at an advantage by playing in the World Cup quarterfinals against a Colombia team that likes to attack often.

Scolari says he knows it will be a very tough match on Friday, but expects Brazil to face fewer difficulties than it did in the second-round game against a feisty and more defensive-minded Chilean team.

He says Brazil players will likely have more space and will "feel more at ease" this time.

The Brazilian coach said he doesn't expect "a war" against Colombia, unlike something he'd expect more against other South American rivals such as Uruguay and Argentina.

Scolari says "we know that we have some qualities that may cause some damage to them."

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