VIDEO: Chelsea's Oscar has his say on reported rivalry with Willian

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Chelsea play-maker Oscar has dismissed speculation he is competing for a starting-berth with Brazil with fellow Blue Willian.

Chelsea player Oscar has been talking about the suggested competition between him and Willian for a starting-spot in Brazil's World Cup team.

Oscar started his country's 1-0 win over Serbia on Friday evening, before being replaced at half-time by his club-mate.

The same thing happened in Brazil's previous friendly against Panama, with Willian replacing his Chelsea teammate after 63 minutes of their 4-0 victory.

But speaking after their most recent game, Oscar dismissed talk that there is space for only one of them in Luiz Felipe Scolari's side.

“The contest with Willian is among you, the press,” Oscar is quoted as saying.

“We are not contesting a place in the team. I play in a different position, so does he. You were talking about that but there’s nothing to do. We are friends.

“Felipe (Scolari) knows we can play together. We play in different positions. But we hope to play our best football.”

It remains to be seen if both Chelsea players will start the opening match of the tournament on Thursday against Croatia.  It seems Oscar believes they certainly can, but the final decision rests with Scolari.

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