Brazil x Chile: probable line-up September 2008

September 6, 2008 at 12:24 Leave a comment

A tasty Brazilian threesome?
A tasty Brazilian threesome?


Brazil are expected to start with three forwards against Chile in Sunday’s crucial World Cup qualifying match in Santiago.

Robinho, Ronaldinho Gaúcho and Luis Fabiano will form a three-pronged attack and that means no place for Internacional’s in-form front man, Nilmar.

The last time Brazil started with three forwards was against Venezuela were Robinho, Adriano and Alexandre Pato led the line. Brazil lost the match 2-0. If the Brazilians go down by the same scoreline on Sunday, it should be curtains for coach Dunga. Brazil’s next match is home to Bolivia in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

Brazil have had a torrid time in their three away games in this World Cup qualifying campaign. Dunga’s men have yet to win and have scored just one goal. The squad has now gone 311 minutes without scoring. Brazil drew 0-0 with Colombia, 1-1 with Peru and lost 2-0 against Paraguay. In fact, Brazil have not won away for seven games (4 draws, 3 defeats). The last win out of Brazil was on October 9th 2004, 5-2 vs Venezuela in Maracaibo (Kaká (2), Ronaldo (2), Adriano).

Taking the last three World Cup qualifying campaigns into account, Brazil have only won 4 of 21 matches away (8 draws, 9 losses).  
Brazil start the day in 5th in the group.


Brazil: Julio César, Maicon, Lúcio, Luisão, Kléber, Gilberto Silva, Josué, Diego, Robinho, Ronaldinho Gaúcho, Luis Fabiano.





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