Brazil x Sweden: probable starting line-ups 15 August 2012
Just days after losing the Olympic final to Mexico, Brazil are back in action in a friendly versus Sweden. The match was especially arranged to celebrate Brazil’s 5-2 win against the home nation in the final of the World Cup in 1958. The game will be the last in Rasunda stadium before it is demolished and completely rebuilt.
Brazil coach Mano Menezes has not confirmed his starting line-up but changes are expected from the weekend. Manchester United right back, Rafael, and Inter Milan centreback, Juan, should drop to the bench as Daniel Alves and David Luiz come in.
Real Madrid player, Marcelo, is suspended. Alex Sandro is expected to fill in. Paulinho and Ramires should start in midfield.
See the Brazil squad in full here
Sweden (probable): Isaksson, Larsson, Granqvist, J. Olsson, Safari, Wernbloom, Holmén, Elm, Toivonen, Wilhelmsson, Berg
Coach: Erik Hamrén
Brazil (probable): Gabriel, Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Alex Sandro, Rômulo, Paulinho, Ramires, Oscar, Neymar, Leandro Damião
Coach: Mano Menezes
Venue: Rasunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden
Date: 15 August 2012
Kick-off: 20:00 (Stockholm), 15:00 (Brasília)
Officials: Viktor Kassai, Robert Kispal, Tibor Vamos (All Hungary)