Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira, who has experimented with his starting line-up in the Confederations Cup, will revert to his strongest eleven for the semi-final clash with Germany.

Parreira saw his side scrape through to the semi-finals with a 2-2 draw against Japan on Wednesday, but he accepts that improvement is required if Brazil are to win the tournament.

“The question of watching players has been settled now,” Parreira said.

“We’ve already seen 20 players in action. Now we’ll pick the best possible team for the next match. We definitely want to win the competition.”

Several players looked jaded against Japan, but Parreira believes they are capable of raising themselves for the semi-final.

“We’ll have to see how they recover,” the coach said. “It will be hard for some players but sometimes if you’re mentally tough you can overcome problems of physical fitness.”

Brazil were fortunate to draw against Japan and Parreira expects another testing encounter against Germany.

“To play the home team is very difficult in any competition,” he said. “This is a very important match for Germany and we expect a lot from them.

“My players have had a long season, then they came for World Cup qualifying matches and we had just a day’s break before coming here. It’s a mental problem as well as a physical one.”