Brazil x Argentina 8 June 2012 – probable starting line-ups

June 8, 2012 at 19:32 1 comment

Manchester United’s Rafael should start against Argentina

Brazil take on Argentina tomorrow afternoon in New Jersey. After beating Denmark and the USA, Brazil came unstuck against Mexico and the pressure is once again on Mano Menezes to deliver. The Brazil coach brings in Manchester United’s Rafael in place of Danilo at right back. Centreback Thiago Silva and midfielder Rômulo are doubtful and will undergo late fitness tests before kick-off.
See the Brazil squad in full here
See Brazil’s 35-man preliminary squad for the London Olympics here
Brazil (probable)Rafael Cabral, Rafael da Silva, Thiago Silva (Bruno Uvini), Juan, Marcelo, Sandro, Rômulo (Casemiro), Oscar, Neymar, Hulk, Leandro Damião
Coach: Mano Menezes
Argentina (possible): Sergio Romero, Pablo Zabaleta, Federico Fernández, Ezequiel Garay, Clemente Rodríguez, José Sosa, Javier Mascherano, Fernando Gago, Ángel Di María, Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero (Gonzalo Higuaín)
Coach:  Alejandro Sabella
Date: 9 June 2012
Kick-off: 15:06 New Jersey, 16:06 Brasília, 20:06 London
Venue: MetLife Stadium, New Jersey
Officials: Jair Marrufo, Eric Boria and Frank Anderson (all USA)


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Cultureking  |  June 9, 2012 at 02:13

    Come on samba boys. Best wishes 2 the young red devil in the samba line.


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