Brazil x Belgium: Possible starting line-up

August 6, 2008 at 18:35 Leave a comment

But will they be smiling after the Belgium game?

But will they be smiling after the Belgium game?

Brazil get their campaign to win the Gold medal underway on Thursday when they take on Belgium in the Olympic stadium in Shenyang.

While the squad is packed with talent, there is little confidence back in Brazil that Dunga’s men will win the only competition that has eluded the country.

Brazil have had just two weeks together and have played two friendlies against Singapore and Vietnam.

The South American’s hopes are resting on overage player Ronaldinho Gaúcho and his AC Milan teammate, Alexandre Pato.

Centreback Thiago Silva will miss the opener through injury – Breno should fill in.

Brazil are expected to start the match vs Belgium with: Renan, Rafinha, Alex Silva, Breno, Marcelo; Hernanes, Lucas, Anderson, Diego, Ronaldinho Gaúcho, Alexandre Pato

New Zealand and China make up the rest of the group.

 

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