Brazil x Tanzania: probable starting line ups 7 June 2010
Brazil take on Tanzania in their final friendly before their World Cup campaign gets underway in just over a week.
While the competition have been losing key players through injury, nothing serious has befallen the Brazil squad in their build up to South Africa. Minor knocks to Juan, Michel Bastos and first choice keeper, Júlio César, should not present a major problem before the tournament begins. But César has been left out of today’s game and Tottenham keeper Gomes comes in.
Tanzania face Brazil only 24 hours after their 1-0 loss to Ruanda in the African Cup but there should be around 57,000 in the Nacional Benjamin Mkapa stadium for the visit of Brazil.
Keeper Mohamed Mwarami, midfielders Henry Joseph and Danny Mrwanda, and forward, Nizar Khalfan, are all available to coach Marcio Máximo and should start.
Tanzania (possible): Mwarami, Shaddrack, Haroub, Kelvin, Stefano, Abdulahim, Joseph, Ngassa, Nizzar, Kig, Mgosi
Coach: Marcio Máximo
Brazil (probable): Gomes, Maicon, Lúcio, Juan, Michel Bastos, Gilberto Silva, Felipe Melo, Elano, Kaká, Robinho, Luis Fabiano
Venue: Nacional Benjamin Mkapa stadium, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Kick off: 12:00 (Brasília) 16:00 (London) 18:00 local time
officials: Mohammed Sseggonga, Desire Gahungu, Felicien Kabanda