Brazil x New Zealand probable starting line-ups 1st August 2012

July 31, 2012 at 18:01 Leave a comment

Brazil take on New Zealand at St. James Park on Wednesday having already qualified for the next phase of the Olympics. Coach Mano Menezes is set to make some changes to the side that beat Belarus 3-1 on Sunday. Hulk has picked up a yellow and is likely to be saved for the knockout phase. Paulo Henrique Ganso was pencilled in to start but has picked up a thigh strain and is doubtful. This may give an opportunity for Lucas Moura to begin a game for the first time in the competition. Menezes also has to decide who will get the nod up front alongside Neymar. Leandro Damião started versus Egypt but Alexandre Pato got the nod against Belarus. With a possible injury for Ganso, Menezes is likely to confirm his starting eleven only hours before kick-off.
Brazil (possible): Neto, Rafael, Thiago Silva, Juan, Marcelo, Sandro, Rômulo, Oscar (Ganso), Lucas (Hulk), Neymar, Pato (Leandro Damião)
Coach: Mano Menezes
New Zealand (possible): O’Keefe, Thomas, Nelsen, Smith, Hogg, Payne, Barbarouses, McGlinchey, Smeltz, Rojas, Wood
Coach: Neil Emblen
Date: 1 August 2012
Kick-off: 14:30 (London) 10:30 (Brasília)
Venue: St. James Park, Newcastle
Official: Bakary Gassama

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