Brazil measures its strength with Chile, Thursday (2) from 10 pm (Brasilia time) at the Monumental Stadium in Santiago, in the ninth round match of the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup (Qatar). And even with embezzlement and acting far from home, the Brazilian national team arrives as a candidate.
The favoritism of the team led by coach Tite is the result of the team’s excellent campaign in the World Cup qualifiers. Brazil achieved 100% success, playing six victories in six matches, as well as the most positive attack, scoring 16 goals. It is also worth noting that the Brazilian national team and Chile met already this year, in the quarter-finals of the Copa America. The Brazilian win was 1-0 thanks to a goal by Lucas Paqueta.
For this match, and the next two qualifying matches, coach Tite will not be able to count on some of the players who have been called up, nine who have not been laid off by teams from England, as well as Malcolm and Claudinho, who have performed and trained, but have been released to return to Zenit St Petersburg. (Russia), after repeated requests from the Russian team.
To deal with this challenge, the Brazil captain chose to name names, both experienced and young, on a second call, such as striker Hulk (Atlético MJ), defender Miranda (São Paulo), and midfielder Gerson (Olympique, from France). ) and striker Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid from Spain).
“The athlete is proud to be in the Brazilian national team. That’s between the lines, in behaviour, from the youngest to the most experienced. When we see Dani [Alves] And Miranda, their happiness and commitment to work, engagement, everyday life, connection and what’s off-camera. We see in the young athlete how much it feels to come here. It is up to us to provide them with the tasks they perform at their clubs, because that creates calm and confidence,” Tite said, at a press conference before the trip to Chile.
In the interview, the coach did not give any hints as to which team would be the starting lineup, but he highlighted the challenge, finding creative midfielders: “What we are looking for is a greater creative process, more creative midfielders. Our construction is sometimes very vertical. If the team is in a difficult defensive situation, it will be possible. But the priority is offensive construction“.
The truth is that no matter what the line-up, Brazil’s goal is to maintain their strength and loose leadership in qualifying.
Where to watch Brazil and Chile
TV Globo, SportTV and GE.
Classic with Argentina
And after the confrontation with Chile, Brazil will receive Argentina, next Sunday (5) from 4 pm, in Sao Paulo. The Brazilian team concludes the FIFA match against Peru, next Thursday (9) from 9:30 pm, at the Arena Pernambuco in São Lourenço da Mata.
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