No nation has had extra World Cup success than Brazil. The Selecao have gained the competitors 5 instances and Tite’s facet are the pre-tournament favourites to go all the best way in Qatar. Solely a courageous man would guess towards them this winter.
Nonetheless, Brazil have underachieved on the grandest stage since they final claimed World Cup glory in 2002 and the expectations positioned on this thrilling iteration of the Selecao means there’s at all times an opportunity they might crash and burn.
Here is what to anticipate from Brazil on the World Cup.
Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester Metropolis), Weverton (Palmeiras)
Defenders: Dani Alves (UNAM), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Marquinhos (PSG), Danilo (Juventus), Alex Telles (Sevilla), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Eder Militao (Actual Madrid), Bremer (Juventus)
Midfielders: Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle), Casemiro (Actual Madrid), Lucas Paqueta (West Ham United), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fred (Manchester United), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo)
Forwards: Neymar (PSG), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal), Vinicius Junior (Actual Madrid), Antony (Manchester United), Richarlison (Tottenham), Raphinha (Barcelona), Rodrygo (Actual Madrid), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Pedro (Flamengo)
Brazil have not been too badly hit by accidents heading into the World Cup. Projected beginning striker Richarlison suffered a calf harm in October, however he is since made a full restoration and is able to go.
Defender Diego Carlos might be lacking as a consequence of an ACL tear, whereas the perennially injured Arthur Melo additionally misses out with a thigh drawback.
Brazil could properly possess probably the most formidable centre-back duo on the World Cup. Captain Thiago Silva continues to defy father time within the Premier League, whereas Marquinhos stays one among Europe’s most underrated defenders. The PSG skipper has been a mainstay of the Brazil defence for years, racking up 71 caps within the course of.
Regardless of Brazil’s abundance of midfield riches, Casemiro is poised to companion membership teammate Fred in the course of the park. Given Fred’s streaky nature in possession, Casemiro’s significance to Tite’s facet cannot be understated. He is the stabiliser.
The undisputed star of this facet who’s enjoying at a Ballon d’Or-winning stage. Neymar has carried the Selecao at instances throughout his worldwide profession however he is blessed with an impressive supporting solid in 2022. The PSG man wants simply three objectives to move Pele as Brazil’s all-time main goalscorer.
Tite has usually utilised a 4-3-3/4-2-3-1 as of late and it might be a shock to see the Brazil boss deviate away from these base formations. Neymar is the star of this glorious facet and is handed as a lot freedom as potential in a #10 place.
Brazil predicted XI: Alisson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Telles; Casemiro, Fred; Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius, Richarlison.
Brazil have not been crushed since their defeat to Argentina within the 2021 Copa America remaining. They’ve performed 15 video games since, profitable 12 and drawing three.
Their path to Qatar was a doddle as they topped the qualifying desk and Tite’s facet most just lately impressed of their autumn friendlies; beating Tunisia and Ghana comfortably. Briefly, the pre-tournament favourites head to Qatar filled with confidence.
Brazil’s final 5 outcomes (all competitions)
Brazil have flattered to deceive beneath the brilliant lights over the previous 20 years, however there’s simply one thing about this Selecao outfit that makes you consider it’s going to be their time once more.
The unity and concord of Tite’s squad can solely be rivalled by their fiercest rivals Argentina, who could be the most important risk to Brazilian glory in Qatar. The earliest these two acquainted foes can meet, nonetheless, is the semi-finals.
Brazil should mitigate a tough group to progress into the knockout section, however you’d should again this facet to beat anyone on their day. Tite has discovered the optimum stability and whereas they continue to be weak at left-back, it is laborious to guess towards Brazil going all the best way in Qatar.