Brazil are looking to book a place in the knockout rounds of the FIFA World Cup 2022 by defeating a resilient Switzerland side on Monday. Last Word on Football predicts the Brazilian lineup for the Group G match against Switzerland.
Brazil Predicted Lineup vs Switzerland
How Brazil Have Lined-up Recently
Tite has a high-quality squad to choose from in the World Cup, having selected the best Brazilian players to represent their nation in the major tournament. The Brazilian gaffer has chosen to go with a trusted 4-2-3-1 formation for this competition after having tinkered his squad quite a lot throughout this year. Richarlison is the undisputed no.9 for the Selecao after his heroics in their opening game of the World Cup, scoring a stunning brace to help defeat Serbia.
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Raphinha is another trusted player under Tite and should keep playing, as should midfielders Casemiro and Lucas Paqueta. The back-four seems to be settled, with Alex Sandro preferred over Alex Telles in the left-back role. Liverpool no.1 Alisson has also won the place over Manchester City rival Ederson and should continue guarding the goal going forward.
Brazil Recent Form and Tactics
Brazil have enjoyed a rich vein of form in 2022 and played some thrilling football all the way through to the World Cup, as well as in the opening game as well. They have won eight of their nine games in all competitions this year, scoring an impressive 29 goals at that as well.
Tite has also gotten his side to play the exciting attacking style of football that is expected from the Selecao every time they play a major tournament. Brazil dominated 59% of the possession against Serbia and had nine shots on target, absolutely blowing them away with some slick, fast-paced attacking moves in the second half.
But it’s not just about dominating the possession for the Brazilian side. They look to trouble opposition players with swift, one-touch passes to almost dance their way into scoring goals. Despite their obsession with attacking, Brazil are also strong defensively and didn’t allow Serbia to have a shot on target in the last game. The strong duo of Thiago Silva and Marquinhos have maintained a solid backline, while the experienced Casemiro is an expert in putting an end to dangerous attacking moves from the opponents.
The Selecao will hope to main their impressive form against Switzerland and probably be more defensively aware as well as focused in the midfield – knowing how unpredictable the Swiss side can be in the swift breaks.
Brazil Injuries to Consider
The major blow that Brazil faced in the win over Serbia was the injury picked up by attacking talisman, Neymar. The PSG forward picked up an ankle injury against the Serbian side and is now expected to miss the remaining two group games. The Selecao’s right-back, Danilo, is also likely to miss the game against Switzerland after picking up an injury in the last match.
Brazil Predicted Lineup
Alisson, Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro, Casemiro, Fred, Raphinha, Lucas Paqueta, Vinicius Jr, Richarlison
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