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With less than a month to go before the world’s greatest sports tournament takes center stage, every soccer fan is keen to see how every team in the competition prepares and fairs. The tournament’s schedule and fixtures are already out and it is down to the teams to prepare well. With each team that will be present looking to present its test, one team that fans all over the world are looking to see how they progress is Brazil. Given their 7-1 humiliation by Germany in their home turf during the FIFA world cup 2014 tournament, they will be looking to redeem their image this time in Russia. We take an in-depth look of their chances of clinching the tournament in this article.
Brazil Announce 23-man 2018 FIFA World Cup Squad
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Cassio (Corinthians Sao Paulo), Ederson (Manchester City)
Defenders: Fagner (Corinthians), Marquinhos, Thiago Silva (both Paris Saint-Germain), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Miranda (Inter Milan), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Pedro Geromel (Gremio), Danilo (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Philippe Coutinho (FC Barcelona), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Paulinho (FC Barcelona), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Willian (Chelsea), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk)
Forwards: Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Douglas Costa (Juventus), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool).
What are Brazil’s Chances?
Brazil’s head coach recently named his 23-man squad that will hopefully travel to Russia. The squad consists of the world’s record signing, Paris Saint Germaine’s and Brazils attacker Neymar. However, the team’s medical team is sweating to see the star regains his fitness after he was injured while on duty with PSG. Other stars included in the squad include English Premier League’s Willian, Firmino, Fernandinho, and Ederson to name a few. Barcelona’s Coutinho and Real Madrid’s Marcelo will also be present to try to spearhead their team to glory.
Assuming that Neymar will be fit for the games, Brazil has high chances of doing well in the competition. As aforementioned, following the team’s 2014 dismal performances, the players will have huge pressure on them this time in Russia. Soccer fans also feel that Neymar has a point to prove regarding his abilities to “carry the team.”
How Far Will Brazil Go in the 2018 FIFA World Cup?
With all the soccer stars that the country has, they have the chance of going all the way to the finals if they remain focused. Of course, other teams like France, Spain and Germany are likely to give them a run for their money. However, Brazil is the tournament’s most glorified team having won the competition in a record five times. The talent they used to have in Pele, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho in the past is what they have now in Neymar, Coutinho and Marcelo.
Looking at their 2014 campaign, Brazil suffered against Germany hugely because of their defensive lapses and partly because their star man Neymar was not present. However, the team will be looking to put that right this time in Russia. The team’s defensive heavy weights of Marquinhos and Thiago Silva have been named in the squad to Russia while Neymar is most likely to be fit again to compete. Miranda and Marcello will provide the extra defensive cover needed while Manchester City’s Ederson is most likely to be manning the posts.