Brazil x Bosnia-Herzegovina: probable starting line-ups 28 February 2012

February 27, 2012 at 17:45 3 comments

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Brazil are back in action for the first time this year when they take on Bosnia-Herzegovina in a friendly international in St. Gallen in Switzerland. All 17,500 tickets went at the 19,500 capacity AFG Arena with the prospect of seeing a strong Brazil side that includes Neymar, Paulo Henrique Ganso, Leandro Damião, Lucas Moura and Ronaldinho Gaúcho.
More information to follow
Brazil (probable): Julio César, Daniel Alves, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Marcelo, Sandro Ranieri, Fernandinho, Hernanes, Neymar, Ronaldinho, Leandro Damião
Coach: Mano Menezes
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Sehic, Mujdza, Papac, Spahic, Pandza, Salihovic, Lulic, Maletic, Misimovic (Pjanic), Dzeko, Ibisevic.
Coach: Safet Susic
Venue: AFG Arena, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Date: 28 February 2012
Kick-off:  16:00 (Brasília) 19:00 (London)
See the Brazil squad in full here 

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  • 1. Eric Eiserloh  |  March 2, 2012 at 19:32

    The Brazil team took a step backwards against Bosnia and didn’t deserve to win. Can’t understand Mano’s selection process, or his continued ignorance of the facts on the pitch.

    1) Julio Cesar continues to fumble and bumble in goal and cannot be counted upon

    2) David Luiz (who thinks he’s Pique surging forward to start the offense) continues to make glaring mistakes in back and cannot be counted upon (Lucio, however is getting over the hill and should not be recalled, but why have players like Dante or Rafinha never been called).

    3) Dani Alves continues to believe he is forward, and fails to defend the counter attack. He has already cost the team, and will continue to do so at some important moment. Why has Maicon been banished?

    4) Marcelo has been the only consistent stud, but his temper and rough style will probably lead to a Red Card and kill the team’s chances at some point

    5) Thiago Silva has redeemed himself mostly from less than adequate play during the Copa America

    6) Both Fernandinho and Lucas Leiva have been good in the back of the midfield

    7) The rest of the midfield has mostly stunk for far too long, including the primary distributor Ronaldinho. Why have Ramires and Luiz Gustavo been banished, and why has Bastos never received a call? Hernanes and Lucas have been wildly inconsistent, and as for Ronaldinho, I understand the need for veteran leadership and experience in the middle, but this guy is too slow, now, just like Lucio, and Ganso has not shown that he is nearly ready. Where is Kaka? Or even Nene?

    8) I’ll accept the inconsistent but talented Neymar as part of the future, but Brazil needs a finisher up front. Damaio disappointed last time, Pato is hurt, I guess, but then I want to see more of Hulk (who has seemed to be the most dangerous striker of the bunch), and perhaps Jonas. And Robinho would be a great spark off the bench….

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  • 2. Thomas  |  March 11, 2012 at 19:07

    I agree with Eric. Menezes has been trying to add here or there but needs to hand this team an enema and start anew.

    Jon,
    Why has Borges not been called? The only cap he has is the home team they built against Argentina for the Copa Roca.

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    • 3. pitacodogringo  |  March 13, 2012 at 09:42

      Borges had a great season for Santos last year (his best season ever in fact as a pro) but hasn`t quite been able to reproduce that form so far this season. he got the cap vs Agentina because Menezes called up only players based in Brazil. the over thing is that he`ll be 32 in October, which means his shelf life is a bit limited

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