France x Brazil probable starting line-ups 9 February 2011

February 9, 2011 at 09:08 3 comments

Robinho has a word or two to say to the press

Brazil’s first outing of the 2011 sees them lock horns with France in an international friendly later this evening. Coach Mano Menezes hands Bayer Leverkusen midfielder, Renato Augusto, his first cap. Inter Milan keeper, Julio César, makes his first appearance since Brazil went out of the South Africa World Cup to the Netherlands. Chelsea’s David Luiz and Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva both start. Robinho and Alexandre Pato will lead the line.
France (probable): Lloris, Sagna, Rémy, Mexes, Abidal, Diarra, M’Villa, Gourcuff, Menez, Benzema, Malouda.
Coach: Laurent Blanc.
Brazil (probable): Julio Cesar, Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, André Santos, Lucas, Elias, Hernanes, Renato Augusto, Robinho, Alexandre Pato.
Coach: Mano Menezes
Stadium: Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France
Officials: Wolfgang Stark, Jan-Hendrik Salver, Detlef Scheppe (all Germany).
Date: 9 February 2011
Kick off: 1800 Brasilia. 2000 London

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  • 1. joseozorio  |  February 9, 2011 at 09:25

    Isn’t Remy a forward? Thought Koscielny might start.

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  • 2. Justice T Pope  |  February 10, 2011 at 13:35

    Remy is a forward, yes. Should’ve been Adil Rami in the starting line up at centre-back. Just a typing error by the looks of it.

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  • 3. jason  |  February 11, 2011 at 00:19

    i was wondering what do you think of hulk, everybody is calling for him to be a part of the starting lineup, i think mano hasn’t used him because in the new formation it is important for the wingers to have a high work rate on defense and track the opposing fullbacks, in the few games I’ve watched hulk has lacked these characteristics, he’s shown great ability but his movement isn’t great and he doesn’t defend at all. what do you think

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