World Cup 2018: Group E Preview (Brazil)

Brazil

Current FIFA ranking: 2

World Cup appearance: 21st times in 2018

World Cup 2014: Quarter Final

World Cup 2018: Group E Brazil
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The words Football World Cup and Brazil has more likely become the synonym for over the years. In fact, Brazil has taken the football game to such an artistic stage that when Brazil’s name is spoken, the first thing you imagine a picture of a football. Why will this not happen?

This team has been present in all the events of the FIFA World Cup held so far. They did not even need to play playoffs for that. And there is nothing new to say about the success of the Selecaosat the World Cup.

5-time world champion Brazil is also the highest four-time champion of the Confederations Cup. According to many football experts and journalists, 1970’s Brazil team is considered to be the best team in the history of football.

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Although many people say the 1982 Brazil team is also the best. But that 82 ’s squad surprisingly failed to make the World Cup. However, “The English invented it, the Brazilians perfected it” This proverb about the Selesao is enough to make you understand the relationship between  Brazil and football.

After the one-third of theLatin American region qualifiers for the Russia World Cup, Brazil went down to the number 6 of the point table. But their new coach Tite takes charge form the expelled coach Dunga and totally changed the scenario of that situation. Under the new coach, Selecaos confirmed their World Cup ticket with 4 rounds to spare and they have done it with 10 wins and 2 draws as well.

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Neymar, who has been in his peak years, is the biggest part of Brazil’s dependency. World’s most expensive player Neymar has recently recovered from the broken foot injury and to return to the field after a long time. He also kept the form back in the field. However, you can’t depend on one particular person to win the World Cup, so Boss Tite has decorated his whole team with a number of capable names.

Neymar-led the attack along with Gabriel Jesús and Roberto Firmino, you must consider this as one of the deadliest attacks in the current world. And in the midfield, they have Coutinho, Casemiro, and Paulinho and they are doing their job well.

However, without Dani Alvez, there are some weaknesses in the defense. Although Marcelo is in the led of the defense, it seems that Brazil will miss Dani Alvez’s service at the wing. But with Danilo or Pedro, they will make the best efforts to reciprocate it.

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Brazil World Cup Squad

Coach: Tite

Final World Cup Squad –

GOALKEEPERS: Alisson (Roma), Ederson (Manchester City), Cassio (Corinthians).

DEFENDERS: Danilo (Manchester City), Fagner (Corinthians), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Thiago Silva, Marquinhos (both Paris St-Germain), Miranda (Inter Milan) Pedro Geromel (Gremio).

MIDFIELDERS: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Paulinho (Barcelona), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Willian (Chelsea), Douglas Costa (Juventus).

FORWARDS: Neymar Jr (Paris St-Germain), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool).

After their failure at the home in 2014, Selecaois going to Russia with a lot of potentials. But now time will say how successful they can be as being a hot favorite once again.

How much favorite is this Brazil team? You can guess it from their betting rate. Selecaos will kick-off their World Cup journey from 17th June with the match against Switzerland. The betting rate for their victory is 1.40, while it stands 8.50 for the victory of Switzerland.

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