There will be an air of samba today on WeSport! Why? Because today, we present to you the Brazil team for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar! On the strength of a historic qualifying campaign, the Auriverdes will arrive this winter with the ethic of favorites. Any other result than a sixth World Cup would be a failure. The people have been waiting for this since 2002.
17 games, 14 wins, 3 draws, 40 goals scored, 5 conceded. Brazil literally crushed the qualifiers for the AmSud zone for the World Cup. A historic qualifying campaign that is not even marked with the seal of a particular player. If Neymar obviously entertained (8 goals, 8 assists), all had the opportunity to show themselves: Richarlison (6 goals,) Raphina (3 goals, 2 assists), Firmino, Paqueta, Coutinho (3 goals each), and even the locals, Gabriel Barbosa or Everton Ribeiro had the opportunity to put themselves forward. Not to mention the defense. Solid as ever, the Brazilians managed 13 clean sheets, a competition record. No really, from every point of view, Brazil impressed. And many have reason to tremble.
Brazil’s schedule for the 2022 World Cup
• Thursday 24 November: Brazil – Serbia
8 p.m., at Lusail Stadium (Lusail City), broadcast by TF1 and BeIn Sports
• Monday, November 28: Brazil – Switzerland
5 p.m. to 974 Stadium (Doha)broadcast by BeIn Sports
• Friday 2 December: Cameroon – Brazil
8 p.m., at Lusail Stadium (Lusail City), broadcast by TF1 and BeIn Sports
Like its Argentinian neighbor, Brazil has inherited a homogeneous group where, although the Seleçao seems to be above, everyone is able to get out of it. The Swiss are used to extricating themselves from this kind of situation through experience. Cameroon will rely on its attacking trio Choupo-Moting – Aboubakar – Toko Ekambi to try to surf on its good qualifying campaign (elimination of Algeria in the play-offs). Serbia will also have its say. First in a group that included Portugal, Dragan Stojkovic’s players have a very good squad, especially in attack. From Luka Jovic to Filip Kostic, via Dusan Tadic and Aleksandar Mitrovic (not to mention captain Sergei Milinkovic-Savic), Serbia should annoy more than one. Despite everything, Brazil, carried by a Neymar on a mission, must finish at the top of their pool.
Brazil’s players for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
Attention XXL workforce. Brazil and its coach Tite risk arriving in Qatar with an armada capable of making many people green. In all positions, competition promises to be fierce.
And especially as a goalkeeper. Alisson of Liverpool and Ederson of Manchester City have been struggling for a few years now. Both in the league and in the national team. It is the goalkeeper of the Reds who leaves despite everything with a head start, he who played more during the qualifications, and who reassures more than his counterpart. Because if Ederson is a very good goalkeeper capable of playing on foot, his skills on the line sometimes leave something to be desired. Behind the two monsters, Weverton should be the third goalkeeper, he who still played 4 games during the elimination phase. Unless Tite has a surprise in store for us and takes Santos, the guardian of… Santos, with him.
In defense, the hinge should be the one that Tite has reinstated and which gives him rather satisfaction. Marquinhos and Thiago Silva will no doubt be lined up together, although Eder Militao will have his say. The last central on the list could be Lucas Verissimo. On the sides, Alex Sandro starts with a small lead over Renan Lodi, who has just signed with the ambitious Nottingham. Be careful not to bury Alex Telles too quickly, who left Manchester for Seville to revive and give himself a chance to be part of the 26. On the right, the fact that Dani Alves has signed in Mexico and does not chain high matches level will benefit Danilo, who should be the starter. And could even push the former Barça out of the group… Because behind, Emerson Royal has a string of matches with the Spurs of Tottenham and could be the good surprise.
In midfield, the hierarchy is rather clear: Fred and Casemiro complement each other perfectly and will have the opportunity to refine their automation a little more on the side of Old Trafford, since the former Madrid player has just arrived in Manchester. Lucas Paqueta should also start as a starter in between games. We know that Tite particularly likes his style of play. The former Lyonnais will still have to find rhythm and activity after six complicated months in Lyon. In case of hard knocks, Fabinho and Bruno Guimares will be present.
Finally in front, there is the embarrassment of the choice. And these choices are likely to be difficult. One thing is certain, Neymar will be the first name checked on the score sheet. Whether on the left, in the axis or even in a playmaker position, the Parisian will be there if he is in good shape. He will be accompanied by Vinicius Junior, who clearly turned a corner last season at Real and who carried the Merengues to the La Liga – Champions League double. Gabriel Jesus, who started the season with a bang, could also start. For the rest, however, nothing is less certain. From Richarlison to Coutinho via Gabriel Martinelli, Roberto Firmino or even Rodrygo and Anthony. Without forgetting Gabriel Barbosa, Gabigol whom Tite particularly adores, or even Raphina and Matheus Cunha, wingers capable of making big differences. With more than two months on the list, it is difficult to say who will leave with the Seleçao.
The likely workforce:
Guardians: Alisson, Ederson, Weverton
Defenders : Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Lucas Verissimo, Eder Militao, Renan Lodi, Alex Sandro, Dani Alves, Danilo, Dani Alves or Alex Telles
Environments : Casemiro, Paqueta, Fred, Fabinho, Bruno Guimares
Attackers : Neymar, Vinicius Junior, Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison, Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Raphina, Anthony, Matheus Cunha
What ambitions for Brazil?
As for his neighbor and sworn enemy Argentinian, obviously wins! Brazil have a plethoric squad, come out of the best qualifying campaign in their history and have a master to play in the person of Neymar. If the Parisian arrives in his current form, he will undoubtedly be the attraction of this World Cup. When he is in his predisposition there, he is quite simply the best player in the world. Behind, the hinge seems more complementary than ever with a Marquinhos who, without making noise, remains one of the three best players in the world in his position. In a rough but important environment for the thankless tasks, Casemiro, Fred and Fabinho find their account there. This clearly relieves everyone in front who can concentrate only on a very clear mission: to shake the opposing nets. If Vinicius remains constant and if Gabriel Jesus continues to hover over the Premier League as it is currently, beware of the five-time world champion.
World Cup 2022: Where to watch live matches from Brazil?
All the meetings of the Seleçao will be to follow on Bein Sports, holder of the entire competition. The two evening matches will also be available for free on TF1. Only the 5 p.m. French time meeting will be exclusively on BeIn, for Auriverdes fans. The matches will be played at morning hours for the South Americans.
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