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Brazil Predicted Lineup Vs Costa Rica – Real Madrid ‘Wonderkid’ Will Need to Be Patient

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Brazil kick off their Copa America 2024 campaign in a fierce clash against Costa Rica on June 25 (GMT), at the SoFi stadium in the United States. Head coach Dorival Junior leads the Selecao into his first major tournament without global superstar and Al-Hilal forward, Neymar Jr. Here is our Brazil predicted lineup for this must-win game to assert their dominance in Copa America’s Group D.

Brazil Predicted Lineup Vs Costa Rica

How Brazil Have Lined-up Recently

In recent friendlies, Dorival has favoured a 4-3-3 formation. Bento started in goal during their narrow 1-0 win against England, and a thrilling 3-3 draw against Spain. But in the June friendlies, Dorival preferred Alisson Becker as first choice in wins against Mexico and the USA.

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With Manchester United’s Casemiro not picked in this year’s Copa America, 30-year-old Marquinhos will captain the Selecao from the heart of the defence. The PSG defender was paired with teammate Lucas Beraldo in a tight draw with USA. Dorival’s preferred full back will be Juventus right-back Danilo and Porto left-back Wendell. The midfield trio remains untouched with Joao Gomes, Lucas Paqueta, and Bruno Guimaraes starting three of four friendlies leading up to the tournament.

Fans would love to see Endrick light up the tournament as a starter against Costa Rica: the “wonderkid” has scored three goals in his last four appearances for Brazil. However, he will have to be patient with the preferred front three being Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior, and Raphinha.

Brazil’s Recent Form and Tactics

The Selecao have had somewhat of a good build-up to Copa America 2024, with a close 1-0 win against England, an exciting 3-3 draw against Spain, a win against Mexico, and a 1-1 draw against the USA.

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Brazil will always remain strong contenders for the Copa America, having won the competition nine times, but their inconsistencies may come into question; the Selecao have won just two of four friendlies, though still maintain an unbeaten streak with their last defeat against title-holders Argentina back in November 2023.

Brazil Predicted Lineup

GK: Alisson

RB: Danilo

CB: Marquinhos

CB: Lucas Beraldo

LB: Wendell

CM: Joao Gomes

CM: Lucas Paqueta

CM: Bruno Guimaraes

LW: Rodrygo

ST: Vinicius Jr

RW: Raphinha


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