Brazil boss Carlos Alberto Parreira has admitted he is beginning to feel the pressure, as the World Cup draws appears on the horizon.

Parreira is expected to lead his side to anotehr triumph in Germany, as they defend their trophy won four years ago in South Korea and Japan.

The coach, who guided Brazil to the World Cup title in 1994, admits he still feels nervous ahead of the finals.

“Despite the years and experience, I’m nervous,” Parreira told O Estado de Sao Paulo.

“I have a cold feeling in the stomach, but these things are useful for motivation.

“Fear doesn’t intimidate, but encourages us to overcome challenges.”