Brazil face Switzerland on Monday afternoon within the second of what the staff hopes – and the general public calls for – will likely be seven matches this winter.
The Seleçao have gone 20 years since final successful the World Cup – or perhaps a semi-final. However a convincing victory in opposition to Serbia within the final first-round match has bolstered already lofty expectations of a sixth world title, the “Hexa”.
Here is the lineup Tite might deploy to proceed Brazil’s cost in direction of a burning ambition.
GK: Alisson – Liverpool’s primary hasn’t misplaced a aggressive match for Brazil for the reason that 2018 World Cup quarter-finals.
RB: Eder Militao – With Danilo an damage doubt, the Actual Madrid centre-back is vying with 39-year-old Dani Alves for a spot as his alternative.
CB: Thiago Silva – Although he has admitted that he struggles with the strain of being a captain, Silva’s associates name him “Capita” in on a regular basis life in keeping with his spouse, Isabele. Silva was given the armband for Brazil’s opener in opposition to Serbia.
CB: Marquinhos – Reunited together with his former PSG teammate and mentor Silva, Marquinhos has performed 225 video games alongside the veteran centre-back for membership and nation.
LB: Alex Sandro – The very first thing Sandro paid for with cash produced from his soccer profession was a brand new paint job for the entrance of his dad and mom’ home.
CM: Fred – “I’ve heard a number of unfavorable feedback about me, at all times unfavorable,” Fred mirrored earlier this yr, “however I gained’t say something again.”
CM: Casemiro – Upon his arrival at Manchester United this summer season, Casemiro admitted (in Spanish): “I’ve a seven-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son who converse English a bit higher than me.”
AM: Lucas Paqueta – If Neymar is not deemed match, Tite might shift Paqueta up the pitch in his place – though there’s a glut of glitzy forwards gagging for recreation time in Brazil’s squad.
RW: Raphinha – Handed his worldwide debut whereas nonetheless at Leeds United, Raphinha marked the event by creating two targets. On his first worldwide begin, he scored twice. Tite has hardly ever ignored the 25-year-old since.
ST: Richarlison – Brazil’s pest on the sharp finish of the pitch has racked up 9 targets in his final seven caps – though one in every of them stands out above the remaining.
LW: Vinicius Junior – Actual Madrid’s main scorer has solely discovered the online as soon as for his nation since making his debut three years in the past.