Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer believes all the pressure is on Brazil ahead of this weekend’s international friendly between the two countries.
The Socceroos take on the five-time World Cup winners at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha in Brasilia on Saturday (Sunday 5:00am AEST) with Chelsea gloveman Schwarzer suggesting that Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men have an enormous amount of expectation on their shoulders not only for this fixture but also for next year’s World Cup.
"They're a very young side, a side that have got world stars all over the field," he said.
"They're off the back of winning the Confeds Cup and deservedly winning it, beating Spain convincingly in the final.
"There's a lot of expectation on their shoulders. They're hosting the World Cup next year as we all know. And the expectation in this country for the national team is always enormous. It's going to be even greater now... as the host nation."