Brazil x Japan: probable starting line-ups 16 October 2012

October 15, 2012 at 18:49 Leave a comment

Mano Menezes has been forced to make changes for Brazil’s game against Japan in Poland on Tuesday. With the injury to Real Madrid’s Marcelo, centreback Leandro Castan may make his Brazil debut as a makeshift left-back. A more adventurous line-up could see Thiago Neves appearing on the left. Ramires is also doubtful. Sandro Ranieri could come in.
Manchester United’s Shinji Kagawa will start for Japan.
Last week, Brazil thrashed Iraq 6-0. Japan are ranked 23rd in the world and should provide stiffer opposition.
See the full Brazil squad here
Brazil (probable): Diego Alves, Adriano, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Leandro Castán (Thiago Neves), Paulinho, Ramires (Sandro Ranieri), Oscar, Kaká, Hulk, Neymar
Coach: Mano Menezes
Japan (possible): Kawashima, Sakai, Yoshida, Konno, Nagatomo, Endo, Hasebe, Nakamura, Honda, Kagawa, Havenaar
Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni
Date: 16 October 2012
Kick-off: 09:10 Brasília 13:10 London
Venue: Miejski Stadium, Wroclaw, Poland

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