One of the strongest teams on paper as we look at the best predicted lineup for Brazil for FIFA World Cup 2022.
Brazil, one of the top contenders to lift the World Cup are eager to show their firepower in WC 2022. You can’t count them out in any competition. They were and are masters of the game, and there is no exception this time around.
After their sheer dominance in the last 4 years, the five-time WC winners are all set for the biggest stage. Adenor Leonardo Bacchi or commonly called Tite has been phenomenal with the team, and has only lost 4 matches out of the 52 matches he has been in charge.
Brazil kick-start their World Cup campaign against a relatively weaker team, Serbia. If we were to predict (Unlike the Upset of Argentina over Saudi Arabia), Brazil should comfortably start with a good win. But what’s the strongest Lineup that Brazil shall put forward in this World Cup 2022? Well, let’s find out in this article.
FIFA World Cup 2022 – Brazil vs Serbia (Group G match)
Location: Lusail, Qatar
Stadium: Lusail Iconic Stadium
Date: Friday 25 November
Kick-off Time: 00:30 IST
Brazil’s Current form: WWWWW
Best Predicted Lineup for Brazil for FIFA World Cup 2022:
Brazil have undoubtedly got the best no. 1 and 2 on the goalpost. But given the experience that Alisson has, Tite would surely like to start him over Ederson. Alisson is very good at playing long balls. Also, not only is Alisson lightning-quick with his reflexes but can also be a difference in big games.
A late bloomer to the team, but a worthy addition. Telles’ ability to run forward and assist in playmaking makes his position for LB almost fixed. He has been good at Sevilla and would love to continue his current form in the World Cup as well.
The 38-year football legend is all set to take guard as the CB for Brazil. His abilities and experience will make the defence rock solid. Silva is not only a fantastic player but a wonderful guide who led the team from the front. He might have lost a little bit of peace with age, but he is an asset during set pieces.
Marquinhos & Danilo
With the current form of Marquinhos, he will not only help you keep a clean sheet but can also fetch 2-3 goals in the tournament. His duo with Silva will help Tete to build a fortress at the back. Meanwhile, with the ageing defensive line, Tete would like to infuse pace with a few youngsters at the back. Danilo is likely to start at the right-back position to provide that pace and flexibility.
Brazil will bank upon Casemiro to act as a strong bridge between the defence and the forward line. Casemiro has done this beautifully throughout his career for both club and country. In his last WC, he would love to give his best performance and would be a key factor if Brazil have to win the WC. Casemiro is the best player in the world in that position.
The United player, Fred has been in and out of the game since the last WC, but has given a few solid performances to earn his place in the squad. In this formation, he’ll be having a very pivotal role alongside Casemiro. His defensive skills will also help to fill in the gaps at the back at times.
Vinicius Junior is a perfect example of a Brazilian type of football. He is one of the most promising and talented youngsters in the World today. He is excellent with his dribbling skills, and his pace can help a lot during counterattacks. His ability to hold the ball also provides much stability to the side.
This guy needs no introduction! Since the beginning of his career till date, Neymar has been the star performer for both club and country. Love him or hate him, but you can’t ignore him. He’ll be there on the pitch, and will find a way to leave an impact on the game.
With promising young stickers coming into the Brazilian squad, Neymar is more likely to play a genuine number 10 role. Tete can use him as a False 9 as well. The entire formation of his squad revolves around Neymar’s world-class ability to score, dribble and get balls into vital areas.
Raphinha has had an eventful last 2 years which made him explode in the scene. After his movement from Leeds to Barcelona, he has made a name for himself and has been a late bloomer to enter the squad. Tete would like to use his pace and goal-scoring skills as a right winger. Tete has an option of Firmino as well for his forward line, who has done exceptional work under Klopp.
Every manager would love to have this confusion as to which player to include in the starting 11 when you have so many wonderful options. Richarlison has been a top performer at his position, and has made a place for himself. The 23-year-old has scored 6 goals in 8 games in World Cup qualifiers for Brazil. Tete also has a wonderful option in Jesus, who is also in great goal-scoring form, but Richarlison looks most-likely to start.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Best Predicted Starting Lineup for Brazil
Goal-Keeper: Alison Becker
Defenders: Alex Telles (LB), Thiago Silva (CB), Marquinhos (CB), Danilo (RB)
Mid-field: Casemiro (CM) , Fred (CM)
Forwards: Vinicius Jr (LW), Neymar (AM), Raphinha (RW)
Attackers: Richarlison (ST)
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Himanshu is an author at Footbalytics. He is a sports freak and Football is his first love. He is a National level football player himself. With the world full of Messi’s, Ronaldo’s and Gerrard’s fans, he is a die hard fan of Iker Casillas.
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