The Brazil national team will kick off its 2022 FIFA World Cup group stage campaign on Thursday with a matchup against Serbia. The good news for Brazil national team manager Tite is that his side comes into this match without any major injury concerns.
Tite is set to face multiple dilemmas when deciding just which starting 11 to roll with against Serbia. According to the Brazilian-based outlet Globo, the longtime manager could elect to select these 11 players to start on Thursday.
Alisson; Danilo, Silva, Marquinhos, Sandro; Casemiro, Paqueta; Raphinha, Richarlison, Neymar, Vinicius Junior.
Globo notes that Tite rolled with this formation during multiple training sessions over the past week. Under this setup, Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar may go on to play the role of a center attacking midfielder, and he could look to then create a bulk of goal-scoring chances for Barcelona winger Raphinha and Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior.
Neymar was not called on much to play the role of a central attacking midfielder by PSG manager Christophe Galtier over the first half of the season, but he sure has what it takes to shine in this position against Serbia.
Overall, Brazil is looking to extend its active winning streak to eight games.