Brazil x USA probable starting line-ups 30 May 2012

May 29, 2012 at 20:10 2 comments

Mano Menezes

Brazil take on the USA in Washington tomorrow evening. The South Americans are fresh from a 3-1 win over Denmark in Germany. But the home nation will prove more of a threat after dispatching Scotland 5-1 on Sunday. Brazil coach Mano Menezes has made changes as he prepares his side for the London Olympics. Santos’ 22-year-old keeper, Rafael Cabral, is handed a debut. Teammate Neymar is restored to the attack alongside Hulk and Leandro Damião. Brazil will next play Mexico in Dallas on 3rd June and Argentina in New Jersey on June 9th.
See the Brazil squad in full here
See the Brazil preliminary squad for the London Olympics here
USA (possible): Tim Howard, Steve Cherundolo, Geoff Cameron, Carlos Bocanegra, Fabian Johnson, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, Landon Donovan, Terrence Boyd, José Torres
Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann
Brazil (probable): Rafael Cabral, Danilo, Thiago Silva, Juan, Marcelo, Sandro Ranieri, Rômulo, Oscar, Neymar, Hulk, Leandro Damião
Coach: Mano Menezes
Venue: FedEx Field, Washington
Date: 30 May 2012
Kick-off: 20:07 (Washington), 21:07 (Brasília), 01:07 (London)
Official: Silviu Petrescu (Canada)

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Akosah Dennis Boampong  |  May 30, 2012 at 01:16

    Good selection but i will like to see rafael da silva and Dede b cos danilo has defencive deficiencie

  • 2. Tone-Akosah stop that  |  May 30, 2012 at 15:57

    Hey akosah relax, Danilo is a Great Right back, he’s one of the best in the world, personally i’d think Daniel alves is/will start to decline further, it’s time to blood through Danilo now!!, Rafael is a solid back up, but nothing too ‘special’ and he’s not known for his defensive prowess, although i do rate him highly at both ends of the field!, Danilo is the present and future! same as NEYMARtheSTAR!

    Nice to see neymar in that trio with hulk and demaio, that’s a forward line to contend with!!


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