Brazil x Peru: probable starting line-up

April 1, 2009 at 11:34 6 comments

Kakà and Júlio César. Can they save Brazil from further embarrassment?

Kakà and Júlio César. Can they save Brazil from further embarrassment?

Brazil take on Peru tonight in Internacional’s estádio Beira-Rio and are expected to have Kaká and Ronaldinho Gaúcho playing together for the first time in 16 months.

The last time the two appeared for Brazil was in the 2-1 victory vs Uruguay in 2007. Coincidentally, Brazil have failed to win any of their home WC qualifiers since then drawing 0-0 with Argentina, Bolivia and Colombia. Coach Dunga has yet to announce his starting team and Gaúcho is not guaranteed to start as Elano may keep his place. Former Internacional man, Alexandre Pato, is expected to get a run out. One player definitely out is Manchester United’s, Anderson, who picked up a thigh strain in training.

The fixture should also be an emotional one for the coach. Dunga started and ended his playing career at Internacional and should receive a warm reception. This will be a welcome change from the chorus of boos he normally gets when Brazil play at home.    

Brazil’s possible line-up: Júlio César, Daniel Alves, Lúcio, Luisão, Marcelo, Gilberto Silva, Felipe Melo, Kaká, Ronaldinho Gaúcho (Elano), Robinho, Luís Fabiano

Stadium: Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Date: 1 April 2009

Kick off: 22:10 Brasilia

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sexton Blake  |  April 1, 2009 at 12:27

    When will Dunga learn that you can’t have two static holding midfielders behind three playmakers who don’t make a tackle?

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  • 2. Cindy Shaw  |  April 1, 2009 at 20:33

    Mate could you clarify the position of Mirandinha by any chance for me? Is he scouting full time for Newcastle in Brazil or is he part of the Fortaleza setup?

    Cheers

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  • 3. pitacodogringo  |  April 1, 2009 at 20:46

    Cindy
    I’ll check it out.

    Reply
  • 4. pitacodogringo  |  April 1, 2009 at 20:56

    he’s now the coach at Fortaleza and has been in charge since February (though this does not necessarily rule out doing a bit for Newcastle as well). According to Wiki, he’s scouting for Newcastle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirandinha

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  • 5. Sidney Shaw  |  April 1, 2009 at 21:25

    Thanks mate, apparently he was doing a bit of scouting for Wise in Brazil, but that could have changed since Wise left Newcastle today. Time will tell.

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  • 6. linus  |  April 2, 2009 at 04:36

    why don’t dunga test out new young strikers like keirrison or call Amauri instead of including Adriano.
    It clearly looks like Adriano’s form is going downhill from 2006 and unfortunately so has the ronaldinho’s form.

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