FIFA World Cup 2018 Brazil squad guide, Full fixtures, group, ones to watch, odds and more.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Brazil Fixtures
Brazil versus Switzerland – 15:00, Sunday 17 June
Brazil versus Costa Rica – 13:00, Friday 22 June
Serbia versus Brazil – 19:00, Wednesday 27 June.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Brazil Key Players
The £200m man is back – and judging by his execution against Croatia at Anfield – is nearing his best by and by after bad dream, damage tormented a couple of months. Brazil will go the extent that Neymar’s shoulders take them however should he hit his ties in Russia few will have the capacity to deal with him.
In the 2014 World Cup Brazil kept only one clean sheet before being dumped out by Germany. This was down to the safeguard fundamentally being protected by Luiz Gustavo, in any case, this time Brazil have an exceptionally gifted holding midfielder, who Marcelo calls a ‘lifeline.’ Casimiro’s separate play made him one of Zinedine Zidane’s key players at Real Madrid and he will be imperative in Brazil’s midfield.
A stun oversight from the 2014 World Cup, Philippe Coutinho currently has the opportunity to demonstrate Brazil what they were absent. Coutinho, who was booed at his Anfield come back with Brazil, began gradually at Barcelona, scoring only three objectives in his initial 13 appearances for the side he joined for £146m.
One to watch
Four years prior Gabriel Jesus was painting the roads to commend the World Cup coming to town, now he has a sensible opportunity to get his hands on the renowned trophy. Restriction groups are probably going to attempt and bend over and stamp Neymar with two, which could make more space for the Manchester City forward to assault in.
After failing to win the World Cup at home, the Brazilian side will go to Russia expecting to win their sixth World Cup title. This Brazilian side is certainly better than the previous squads and they have given the people of Brazil a lot of expectation. Let us take a look at how Brazil will line up in the 2018 World Cup.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Brazil Squad
Alisson, Ederson, Cassio; Danilo, Fagner, Marcelo, Filipe Luis, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Miranda, Pedro Geromel; Casemiro, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Fred, Renato Augusto, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Douglas Costa; Neymar, Taison, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino.
This is how Brazil’s playing XI will look like in Russia.
Goalkeeper: Brazil has a strong goalkeeping contingent as they have Manchester City’s title-winning goalkeeper Ederson and Roma’s Alisson Becker, who is wanted by most of the clubs including Real Madrid. Alisson is expected to be the first-choice goalkeeper ahead of Ederson.
Defenders: An injury to Dani Alves ahead of the 2018 World meant that Brazil’s right flank will be a bit weak. Manchester City’s Danilo will take care of the right-back position while arguably the World’s best Marcelo will be the left-back. In spite of having the likes of experienced Thiago Silva in the squad, Tite is likely to start with Marquinhos and Miranda as the two central defenders.
Midfielders: The three-man midfield will have Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro as the defensive midfielder while Barcelona’s Paulinho and Manchester City’s Fernandinho will be forming a pivot in the midfield.
Forwards: The three-man forward line will have Philippe Coutinho in the right side, a position which he is not comfortable with. In spite of coming from an average latter half of the 2017-18 season and playing out of position, Tite will hope that he will come good in Russia. Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus will start up-front ahead of Roberto Firmino while Neymar, who is expected to have a great World Cup, will be playing in the left flank.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Brazil Last 11 Player
Alisson, Danilo, Marquinhos, Miranda, Marcelo, Casemiro, Paulinho, Fernandinho, Coutinho, Jesus, Neymar.