Brazil x USA Confederations Cup final probable starting line-ups
On Sunday, Holders Brazil take on the USA in the final of the Confederations Cup in the Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg.
Brazil have won the competition twice (97 and 2005) and a third win would make them the most successful side in the tournament’s brief history.
A victory would also give Dunga his second success with Brazil. The coach led his side to glory in the 2007 Copa America.
The USA are complete underdogs and have already been beaten by Brazil 3-0 in the Group stage. But a shock 2-0 win over competition favourites, Spain, has Bob Bradley’s men believing that anything is possible.
“South Africa did a good job against Brazil, they closed down the space for Kaká and Robinho and didn’t let them play”, said Bradley.
Both sides are expected to field the starting eleven that saw them through the semi-finals.
Brazil (probable): Júlio César, Maicon, Lúcio, Luisão, André Santos, Gilberto Silva, Felipe Melo, Ramires, Kaká, Robinho, Luís Fabiano
USA (probable): Howard, Spector, Onyewu, Bocanegra, DeMerit, Feilhaber (Kljstean or Beasley), Clark, Dempsey, Donovan, Davies, Altidore
Coach: Bob Bradley
Venue: Ellis Park stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa.
kick off: 15:30 (Brasilia) 19:30 London
Officials: Martin Hansson, Henrik Andren, Fredrik Nilsson (all Sweden)
Entry filed under: Brazil squad, Confederations Cup 2009. Tags: Alexandre Pato, Brazil x USA 28 June 2009, Brazil x USA Confederations Cup final June 2009, Brazilian football, Dunga, Kaká, Luís Fabiano, Robinho.