Brazil x South Korea probable starting line-ups 12 October 2013

October 11, 2013 at 18:46 2 comments

Brazil in training on Friday

Brazil in training on Friday

See the Brazil squad in full here

On Saturday, Brazil play South Korea in Seoul in what should be no more than a run out against a team ranked 58th in the world.
Brazil are without Júlio César, Maicon and Thiago Silva who are injured.
The South Americans have played three friendlies since winning this year’s Confederations Cup. They lost 1-0 to Switzerland, beat Australia 6-0 and Portugal 3-1.
South Korea (possible): Jung Sung-Ryong, Lee Chung-Yong, Kim Chang-Soo (Yun Suk-Young), Kim Young-Gwon, Hong Jeong-Ho, Ki Sung-Yueng, Kim Bo-Kyung, Lee Myung-Joo, Son Heung-Min, Ji Dong-Won, Koo Ja-Cheol
Coach: Hong Myung-Bo
Brazil (probable): Jefferson, Daniel Alves, David Luiz, Dante, Marcelo, Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Oscar, Hulk, Jô, Neymar
Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari
Date: 12 October 2013
Kick-off: 08:00 (Brasília) 12:00 (London)
Venue: Sang-am Stadium, Seoul, South Korea

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  • 1. Andrew Finn  |  October 13, 2013 at 00:42

    Hi, Jon.

    Just wondering what your thoughts are on Porto’s left-back, Alex Sandro’s future with the national team?

    I know he’s been capped a few of times (5 I think), but not in 2013.

    Does he feature in the manager’s plans at all and what’s the chances of him making the squad for the World Cup? Or would Scolari not call up a player from the Portuguese League (I know a few have in the past)?

    By far one of the best defenders in the league, great going forward, too. I know Brazil are covered in that position, but he could be a good back-up option, I reckon.

    Early days yet, I know. WC isn’t for a few months. Just curious to hear an expert-opinion plus it won’t be that long before the Scolari will start seriously considering his [potential] squad.

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    • 2. pitacodogringo  |  October 16, 2013 at 13:56

      Hello Andrew
      it would appear that Alex Sandro is out of the reckoning – at least for now.
      I don’t think there’s a problem with Scolari picking anyone who’s playing in Portugal. After all, he’s brought in a reserve striker who’s playing in the one of the weakest attacks in the Brasileirão (Pato) and a centre-back who’s currently in what is a very weak Série B (Henrique)

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