Brazil vs Paraguay: probable line-up

June 14, 2008 at 12:22 Leave a comment

Brazil return to World Cup qualifying action when they take on Paraguay in the estádio Defensores del Chaco in Asuncion on Sunday.

Paraguay are group leaders with 10 points. Brazil are in third with 8.  

Brazil coach Dunga is under pressure after poor performances against Canada and Venezuela and the signs are that he would be very happy with a draw.

Paraguay are unbeaten in the qualifiers but haven’t won an official game in 2008 (2 losses against Honduras and South Africa) and three draws (Ivory Coast, Japan and France). In this period, Paraguay have scored just once but conceded six.

Brazil’s starting line-up has not been confirmed. But Dunga has indicated that he will use three defensive midfielders: Gilberto Silva, Josué and Mineiro to counter the threat of Santa Cruz, Cabañas and Nelson Haedo.

Probable line-up: Julio César, Maicon, Juan, Lúcio, Gilberto, Mineiro, Josué, Gilberto Silva, Diego, Robinho, Luis Fabiano

On Wednesday, Brazil take on Argentina in the estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte

 

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