Brazil x Italy: probable starting line-ups 21 March 2013

March 20, 2013 at 15:03 3 comments

Neymar (centre) training with Brazil

Neymar (centre) trainignn with Brazil

Brazil take on Italy in Geneva on Thursday. Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side are expected to start with a flat back four and three up front. Chelsea’s Oscar will shoulder the creative responsibility in midfield. Kaká is on the bench. Corinthians much-coveted midfielder, Paulinho, PSG player Lucas Moura, and Vasco’s Dedé, are all injured and have withdrawn from the squad. Chelsea’s Ramires has picked up a knock but may be fit for the game against Russia on Monday at Stamford Bridge.
This is Felipão’s second game in charge on his return to the seleção and follows the 2-1 loss to England at Wembley. Italy have not beaten Brazil since the World Cup of 1982.
See the Brazil squad in full here
Brazil (probable): Julio César, Daniel Alves, Dante (Thiago Silva), David Luiz, Filipe Luís, Fernando, Hernanes, Oscar, Hulk, Neymar, Fred
Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari
Italy (possible): Buffon; Maggio, Barzagli, Bonucci, De Sciglio;  DeRossi, Pirlo, Marchisio, Montolivo, Balotelli, El Shaarawy
Coach: Cesare Prandelli
Date: 21 March 2013
Kick-off: 16:30 Brasília 19:30 London
Venue: Geneva stadium (30,000 capacity), Switzerland
Official: Stephan Studer (Switzerland)


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