The young guns of Brazil are set to shoot on target, and their ultimate ‘goal’ is to get Jules Rimet this year. It was not less than a curse when in 2014 the host nation failed to keep the trophy and this year they want to take the glory from Russia to Island of the True Cross. From their talent to their passion of football, Brazilians proved that they are second to none and they will shed no chance to stand out of the once-in-a-four-year tournament at all.
WORLD CUP HISTORY:
Brazil in this era, branded as the most prosperous nation ever qualified in the FIFA World Cup. Their success heap includes five titles and two runner-up finish. Brazil throned as the world champion in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002 apart from this record; they appeared as the runner-up in 1950 and 1998.
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Ederson (Man City), Cassio (Corinthians)
Defenders: Thiago Silva (PSG), Miranda (Inter), Marquinhos (PSG), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Fagner (Corinthians), Pedro Geromel (Gremio), Danilo (Man City)
Midfielders: Paulinho (Barcelona), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Renato Augusto (Beijing Sinobo Guoan), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk), Fernandinho (Man City), Willian (Chelsea)
Forwards: Neymar (PSG), Douglas Costa (Juventus), Gabriel Jesus (Man City), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk)
The giant demeanour Tite is currently assigned to manage his national side in the FIFA World Cup 2018, Russia. He is a former defensive midfielder never played for Brazil but entered the field for Caxias, Esportivo-RS, Portuguesa, Guarani.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI: (4-3-3)
Defenders: Thiago Silva, Marcelo, Miranda, Danilo
Midfielders: Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho, Paulinho
Forwards: Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Willian
KEY PLAYER: Neymar Jr.
The PSG forward is the key player for Brazil. Before the friendlies, he was facing issue to recover from the knee surgery and play for the country. After taking plenty of rest, Neymar Jr is ready to take on the opponents and make Brazil World Champion once again. Their first and the biggest aim is to recover from the major blow that had in the 2014 semi-final against Germany by 7-1 and Neymar will be the one for the tea who can pay back the disregard.
Brazil started his journey in the World Cup from the very first edition of the tournament; 1930. They played their first international match against Argentina and got 3-0 defeat.
Group E- TV SCHEDULE
Sunday, 17 June
Costa Rica vs. Serbia (Group E) – Samara – 5.30 pm
Brazil vs. Switzerland (Group E) – Rostov-on-Don – 11.30 pm
Friday, 22 June
Brazil vs. Costa Rica (Group E) – St Petersburg – 5.30 pm
Serbia vs. Switzerland (Group E) – Kaliningrad – 11.30 pm
Wednesday, 27 June
Serbia vs. Brazil (Group E) – Moscow (Spartak) – 11.30 pm
Switzerland vs. Costa Rica (Group E) – Nizhny Novgorod – 11.30 pm
PROBABILITY OF WINNING THE WORLD CUP: