Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:56:00 – Oscar, David Luiz and Julio Cesar are looking forward to taking on England when Brazil walk out at Wembley on Wednesday.
The match will be Luiz Felipe Scolari's first back in charge following his reappointment in December 2012, and has been arranged as part of the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations.
And there will be a number of Brazil players with added motivation to impress as they play their club football in the Premier League.
Chelsea playmaker Oscar told CBF TV: "I hope we start 2013 well. It is a beautiful stadium and will be a beautiful game, but we'll do everything to win it.
"It will be different for those of us who play in England. It's a derby, I hope we have a great game, and that I have a great game too."
Oscar's team-mate at Chelsea, Luiz, added: "I have always wanted to work with Scolari. He is a manager that likes to motivate the players.
"I have missed playing for the national team, because it makes me proud to represent Brazil.
"It's a special game. I haven't had the opportunity to play against England, who have many quality players and some of them are my team-mates too."
Cesar is in contention to start in goal following a string of impressive performances for Queens Park Rangers, having made the move to England from Inter Milan last summer.
He said: "I'm very happy for living all of this [being in the national team] again, especially since it's in the country that I chose to continue my career. It couldn't have been more perfect."
Leyton Orient will be without strikers Kevin Lisbie and Charlie MacDonald for the first leg of their southern area final encounter.
Top scorer Lisbie is still out with a hamstring injury and recent signing MacDonald is cup-tied having already played in the competition for MK Dons.
Millwall loanee Shaun Batt, who made his debut in Saturday's 1-0 win at Stevenage, is eligible to play and will partner David Mooney in attack.
Martin Rowlands and Lee Cook were rested at the weekend, although the latter came on as a substitute, and both should start against the Shrimpers.
Defender Nathan Clarke could also be involved after making his long-awaited return from an ankle injury as a late sub.
Southend are without Gavin Tomlin, Marc Laird and Michael Spillane for the midweek tie.
Leading scorer Tomlin missed the weekend victory over Oxford after sustaining a thigh problem in training on Friday and is scheduled for a scan on Tuesday to assess the damage.
Laird misses the game against his former club as his late substitute appearance for Orient in round two means he is cup-tied.
And fellow midfielder Spillane is also ineligible after scoring for Dagenham in their win against Stevenage earlier in the competition.
Ryan Leonard could come into the side after he came off the bench to score the winner against Oxford - his first goal since August 2011 - while on-loan midfielder Ben Reeves could be handed his full debut.
Coventry boss Mark Robins has the luxury of a fully-fit squad for the first leg of the Northern Area final against Crewe.
The Sky Blues came through Friday night's dramatic 2-1 win over Sheffield United with no new injury problems.
Callum Ball returned to the bench following a foot injury while David Bell is available to make his first appearance of the season after recovering from hip and foot problems.
City are expecting the game to be played in front of a sold-out Ricoh Arena and Robins is hopeful the 30,000 fans will make a lot of noise.
"I hope the atmosphere will be electric for 90 minutes," he told the Coventry Telegraph. "The fans will get behind the players and what's important is that they stick with the team."
Crewe forward Ajay Leitch-Smith is pushing for a start in the first-leg of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy northern area final against Coventry.
Leitch-Smith came off the bench to net the winner as Steve Davis' side beat Scunthorpe 1-0 at Gresty Road.
Defender Harry Davis sustained a toe injury during the match and is a doubt having made way for Mark Ellis with an hour played.
The Railwaymen have no other injury problems and assistant manager Neil Baker is relishing the prospect of taking on the Sky Blues at a sold out Ricoh Arena.
"It will be a difficult game but we have two legs to get through and I'm sure Coventry will be looking at it the same way," he told Crewe's official website.
"It is a sell-out there, so it will be a great atmosphere for the players to play in and we will bring a lot of away supporters as well to get behind us. It is something to look forward to."
Tootle has made 145 appearances for the Railwaymen in all competitions, scoring twice while operating across a number of positions.
The 22-year-old has adapted seamlessly to life in League One this season, making the left-back slot his own.
Alex boss Steve Davis told the club's official website: "I am very pleased that he wanted to stay with us and that he wants to remain here for the foreseeable future.
"You want to try to keep the nucleus of the squad together, the backbone in place. It is great for both parties."
Harry Davis, the manager's son, joined Tootle in committing his future to Crewe on Monday afternoon.
Along with Tootle, the 21-year-old is a graduate of the club's famous youth academy and has played 84 games, scoring five times.
Both players started Saturday's 1-0 victory over Scunthorpe.