Brazil vs. France: 5 Biggest Storylines to Watch

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Brazil vs. France: 5 Biggest Storylines to Watch
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Luiz Felipe Scolari's Brazil play host to France in Porto Alegre on Sunday evening at the Arena do Gremio with a real need to put on a convincing performance for their home supporters.

Last weekend's 2-2 stalemate with England at the revamped Maracana saw Selecao fans vent their frustrations on their side, as they once again struggled for fluency and struggled to show any real cohesion.

That they have won just once in six internationals would appear to be starting to weigh heavily on the five-time world champions' shoulders ahead of the Confederations Cup.

France fielded something of a fringe XI in their 1-0 defeat to Uruguay on Wednesday and, although Franck Ribery isn't present, Didier Deschamps will field a stronger starting lineup on Sunday with Hugo Lloris, Karim Benzema, Adil Rami and Yohan Cabaye all expected to return.

With all that in mind, here's a look at five of the biggest storylines to watch on Sunday night:

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