This is a decent team. what could leave this guy on the bench
“Greetings, boy, and nice to meet you, Ringo!” writes Aaron Roston. “Do you know what the game attendance was like? I saw quite a few empty seats. Of course, there are real attendance numbers, and then there are FIFA numbers… And Brazil would have won in 66 if Pelé had not been severely fouled and knocked out of the tournament.”
Hmm, I’m not sure about the last point – weren’t they between great generations? Garrincha, unfortunately, had already passed it, Jamla Santos was 37 years old, Jairzinho and Tostao were children.
In terms of attendance, empty seats are an optical illusion caused by your subconscious bias.
Today was the first game in Group G.. Switzerland, an awkward group whose presence makes this group difficult to predict, beat Cameroon 1-0.
Preview by Jonathan Lew
Tite opted for an attacking variation, choosing Vinicius Jr. ahead of Fred. This means that Neymar moves into the field to play at number 10 and Lucas Paqueta returns along with Casemiro.
Dragan Stojkovic left a pair of Filip Kostic and Dusan Vlahovic on the bench, while Aleksandar Mitrovic took the lead.
Brazil (4-2-3-1) Alisson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro; Casemiro, Lucas Paqueta; Rafinha, Neymar, Vinicius Jr.; Richarlison.
Substitutes: Weverton, Ederson, Fred, Dani Alves, Eder Militao, Fabinho, Alex Telles, Bruno Guimarães, Gabriel Jesus, Anthony, Rodrigo, Everton Ribeiro, Bremer, Pedro, Martinelli.
Serbia (3-4-2-1) In Milinkovic-Savic; Velkovich, Milenkovic, Pavlovich; Zivkovic, Lukic, Gudel, Mladenovic; Tadic, S. Milinkovic-Savic; Mitrovic.
Substitutes: Dmitrovic, Raikovich, Erakovic, Maksimovic, Radonich, Jovic, S. Mitrovic, Babich, Kostic, Vlahovic, Racic, Dzhuricic, Lazovic, Ilic, Gruic.
referee Alireza Fagani (Iran).
What happens next in this sequence: 4, 8, 24, 8, ?
it four, Correctly? No, of course it’s not. Roberto Carlos pulled up his socks at the wrong moment and Brazil didn’t win the 2006 World Cup. We don’t know what will happen next, but everyone associated with Selesao will hope that it will happen. twenty. Consistency – as I’m sure you fans of your heritage already know – is the number of years between Brazilians’ World Cup victories since their first triumph in 1958.
They also won it in 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. Since then: nada. zilch. All bullshit. Not even the final. They are overdue.
This is Thiago Silva’s last chance to win the World Cup, perhaps Casemiro and Neymar too. Tite’s team are favorites to win Qatar in 2022, but they were also favorites in 1982, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2010 and 2014, so I’m not sure what the moral of this particular story is.
Their offensive capabilities are such that the superb Vinicius Jr is not a guaranteed starter. Tite has to choose between him and Fred, which isn’t the obvious decision one might expect. If he chooses Vinicius, Casemiro will become the only water carrier in the city, and Brazil usually prefers pragmatism, since Tele Santana’s idealists failed to win the World Cup in 1982 and 1986.
Brazil has been scoring goals lately, even with a relatively pragmatic system, but the same is happening with Serbia, which marks most of the dark horses. It’s a really awkward first game for Brazil. Serbia qualified ahead of Portugal and also have serious offensive options including Dusan Vlahovic and Aleksandar Mitrovic. They will not be afraid of Brazil; they are not afraid of anyone.
This is the last game of the first round of matches and it could be a cracker.
Kick off 19:00 GMT, 16:00 in Rio de Janeiro, 20:00 in Belgrade.