Granite and spectacular Brazil, the hunt for the sixth World Cup starts against Serbia | Goal.com Italy

Ingenious DNA and defensive organization: Brazil’s journey to Qatar 2022 begins with the challenge to Serbia by the many ‘Italians’.

Strike the time of Brazil to the World Cup in Qatar. Thursday 24 November at 20 the favorites to win the world championship take the field against Serbia and it will be the beginning of a path full of pitfalls from the beginning. After the match against Vlahovic and his teammates, Tite’s team will be on the field on Monday 28th at 5pm with Switzerland and on Friday 2nd December at 8pm with Brazil. It’s a difficult, balanced group, with no buffer teams: that’s why it will be a truly probative test for whoever has their sights set on the sixth World Cup in its history.

Brazil arrives in Qatar under the odds because it combines its offensive, ingenious and spectacular DNA with top-level defensive organization as demonstrated by the only five goals scored in the qualifying group which closed in first place with 14 wins, 3 draws and zero defeats. Tite has created a balanced formation that seems to be a mix between the last two green and gold selections that have lifted the World Cup, a cross between that of the “Joga Bonito” and the quadrilateral Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Kakà, Ronaldo who triumphed in 2002 in Korea and Japan and the 1994 iron one dragged more by the muscles of the various Dunga, Mazinho, Marcio Santos and Aldair than by the plays of Romario and Bebeto.

The carioca selection has found its magic formula with a four-man line blocked in front of Alisson in which the central couple Marquinhos-Thiago Silva stands out, accompanied by Juventus full-backs Danilo and Alex Sandro. Defense protection comes from the presence on the pitch of the two midfielders Fred and Casemiro again against Serbia, with Fabinho and Guimaraes luxury reserves. A sort of wall built to give free rein to the four forwards to choose from a firmament of stars of the caliber of Vinicius, Raphina, Richarlison, Rodrygo, Gabriel Jesus, Martinelli, Anthony, Pedro and above all Neymar. The number ten in Qatar has the opportunity to emerge from the shadow of a career always lived one step behind the eternal duel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo.

The climb to success begins against Serbia who have great potential and represent a serious threat to Brazil. Stojkovic has talent to spare in attack with Vlahovic, Jovic, Tadic and Mitrovic who will be the first real stress test for the green-gold defensive phase. But that’s not all because Milinkovic-Savic is in the midfield and in the 3-4-1-2 there is also room for the Juventus player Kostic to grind crosses and kilometers on the left. Compared to the other pretenders to the world throne, the cariocas have the toughest start, not necessarily a bad thing. Thanks to a balanced group, Tite’s selection will have the obligation to face immediately in the World Cup without dangerous voltage drops that have already betrayed the green-and-gold in the past.

The time for words is almost running out, from Thursday the pitch will have to speak. Brazil, already favorites in the opening match against Serbia also according to i football predictions on Sportytrader, try again the assault on the world title. Twenty years after Cafù, it could really be Thiago Silva who lifts the World Cup in the skies over Qatar.

Granite and spectacular Brazil, the hunt for the sixth World Cup starts against Serbia | Goal.com Italy