Brazil x Japan: probable starting line-ups 15 June 2013

June 14, 2013 at 22:15 1 comment



Brazil start their Confederations Cup campaign against Japan on Saturday in the estádio Mané Garrincha in Brasília. In a group that includes Mexico and Italy, the hosts are more than aware that a convincing result against Japan is essential.
Luiz Felipe Scolari is expected to start with the same team that beat a weakened France side 3-0 last weekend in Porto Alegre. The victory over the French was only Felipão’s second win since taking charge of Brazil. After the Japan game, Scolari’s team will face Mexico 19 June in Fortaleza, followed by Italy 22 June in Salvador.
Saturday’s opener comes against the backdrop of riots and protests in São Paulo, and Rio, ostensibly against a recent rise in bus tickets, and in the case of Brasília, remonstrations against the exorbitant cost to build the city’s stadium.
Pelé has called for Brazil’s notoriously fickle fans to get behind the seleção. But a slow start against Japan, and Scolari’s men can expect to come in for some flak. Barcelona’s new signing, Neymar, has become the target of the boo boys, and the 21-year-old will come in for the same if he fails to deliver against Japan.
See the Brazil squad in full here
Brazil (probable): Júlio César, Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Oscar, Hulk, Fred, Neymar
Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari
Japan (possible): Kawashima, Uchida, Yoshida, Konno, Nagatomo, Hasebe, Endo, Okazaki, Honda, Kagawa, Maeda
Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni
Date: 15 June 2013
Kick-off: 16:00 Brasília 20:00 London
Venue: estádio Mané Garrincha, Brasília, Brazil
Officials: Pedro Proença, Bertino Miranda, José Trigo (all Portugal)


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Kpodjito Hernández  |  June 15, 2013 at 07:40

    Brasil are the best to japan in terms of players Brasil will win in all matchs if only they plays Well like they use to all in the hands of almight neymar


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