The biggest event in football world will start in November. FIFA World Cup 2022 will be hosted by Qatar. A large number of talented footballers around the world will represent their respective countries in this tournament. It is quite difficult to get a place in a team’s World Cup squad. Brazil is one of the most successful countries in world of football. It has the most number of World Cup trophies and Brazil is also the only nation to have participated in every edition of World Cup. However, they last won the trophy in 2002. There is no paucity of talent in the squad of Brazil but even then they are not able to win the ultimate glory. This time, they hype is all around Brazil and Neymar. In this article, we will take a look at Brazil Starting 11 against Switzerland.
The favorites, Brazil opened their Group G challenge with a stunning win against Serbia. The Tottenham striker’s Richarlison was the hero of the match as he scored a wonder goal in the second-half. However, the fixture ended in a heartbreak for the Brazilian fans as Neymar was forced to get off the pitch with a swollen ankle. The PSG forward is recovering fast from his injury. It is being sad that he has been ruled out for rest of the group stage. Brazil definitely going to face a lot of problems if their most crucial players will not be available in the knockout stage. In absence of Neymar, either Rodrygo or Antony may start against Switzerland.
Brazil is the most hyped team before the beginning of 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The South American giants will be looking forward to neutralize their Copa America final loss against Argentina in 2021. The only way to forgot that defeat is by winning the ultimate trophy of world champions. Neymar’s Brazil is in red hot form as they went undefeated in CONMEBOL’s qualifiers. Their squad has everything that is needed to conquer the world for a sixth time.
Brazil is the most successful team in the history of the FIFA World Cup but they last won the trophy in 2002. The fans are keeping their faith in Neymar to end the Selecao’s drought and bring the World Cup trophy to home.
Year (Last Five editions)
Brazil Squad for FIFA World Cup 2022
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras)
Defenders: Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Marquinhos (PSG), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Danilo (Juventus), Alex Telles (Sevilla), Bremer (Juventus), Dani Alves (UNAM)
Midfielders: Casemiro (Manchester United), Lucas Paqueta (West Ham), Fred (Manchester United), Fabinho (Liverpool), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle United), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo)
Forwards: Neymar (PSG), Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid), Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal), Antony (Manchester United), Raphinha (Barcelona), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Pedro (Flamengo), Rodrygo (Real Madrid)
Brazil World Cup 2022 Squad Analysis
Brazil have two of the best goalkeepers in the world. It will be a battle between Alisson and Ederson for the place in Brazil playing 11. The Liverpool goalkeeper was was the first choice goalkeeper in the last World Cup. However, the City’s man has earned Tite’s preference in the recent games at the 2021 Copa America. As of now, Ederson is likely to keep the gloves in Qatar because Alisson is struggling with Liverpool. Other goalkeeper options for Brazil are Flamengo’s Santos and Atletico Mineiro’s Everson. Even we are confused to choose one in our Brazil Probable Lineup for FIFA World Cup 2022.
Brazil also have sufficient options in defence. But there has been mystery around the duo of centre back partnership. Marquinhos is certain to start as one of the centre-backs. Thiago Silva and Eder Miltao are the contenders for second centre back. Silva is ahead of Miltao because of his experience. But the Real Madrid youngster also deserves to get a chance in the starting 11 because he is a regular starter at the biggest club.
In the wide, Juventus full backs Alex Sandro and Danilo are likely to start. After the exclusion of Marcelo and Dani Alves, Brazil is still searching for regular full backs. Other options for full back position are Alex Telles, Renan Lodi and Emerson Royal.
Brazil World Cup squad has strong options in depth in midfield. They have Manchester United duo of Casemiro and Fred who are well known defensive midfielders. They are the perfect men for holding role. Fabinho, Lucas Paqueta, Philippe Coutinho and Arthur are the other options who are also hoping to make the cut in Brazil’s starting lineup.
Brazil will go to Qatar will a plenty of attacking options in their squad. Brazil are one of the favorites to win the tournament because of their forwards. It will be a tough call for Tite to decide the names of the forwards in the Brazil Probable Lineup for FIFA World Cup 2022. All the available attackers are regular starters in the best clubs of Europe.
How BRAZIL could line up in FIFA World Cup 2022 against Switzerland
Brazil Starting 11 2022 (4-2-3-1) :- Ederson; Danillo, Eder Militao, Marquinhos, Alex Telles; Casemiro, Fred; Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius Junior; Richarlison.
Ederson (Manchester City) [GK] : Ederson is among the best goalkeepers at present. He is the first choice GK at one of the top clubs in Europe. He is all set to be the first choice keeper in Brazil Starting 11 World Cup 2022.
Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid) [LB] : He is much like his predecessor, Marcelo. A prolific player who has the ability to play further up the wing. Renan Lodi played at the left back position in Copa America 2021 and is likely to be in the playing XI at Qatar too. Therefore, he has been selected in our Brazil Starting 11 for FIFA World Cup 2022.
Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain) [CB] : Marquinhos has often been used as a defensive midfielder. But he is now the main man in the defence for Brazil. The PSG defender possess excellent physicality and strong defensive attributes. In the last few years, Marquinhos has been quietly doing his job right. He will be the main defender in Brazil World Cup Starting 11.
Eder Militao (Real Madrid) [CB] : It is right time for Thiago Silva to pass the baton to a youngster. Militao is loved and wanted by all in Real Madrid and he is ready to carry the legacy of Sergio Ramos and obviously, he would add great value to the Brazil Squad as well. He might get a place in Brazil Starting 11 2022.
Danilo (Juventus) [RB] : Veteran defender Dani Alves played on this position for a long time. But now, on the right flank, Danilo will contend for a place in Brazil World Cup playing 11 because their veteran right back, Dani Alves is not likely to get a place in Brazil Squad.
Casemiro (Manchester United) [CDM] : Casemiro has a crucial role to play in Brazil World Cup squad this time, along with Neymar. He is one of the best defensive midfielders at present Casemiro is able to provide a lot of assistance in the defence of the team.
Fred (Manchester United) [CDM] : Fred is just another top defensive midfielder who is a regular starter in Europe. He can be slotted back in his favorable holding midfield role for Brazil. Fred has a lot to prove in Brazil World Cup Squad.
Raphinha (FC Barcelona) [RM] : Tite is expected to choose Raphinha on the right wing with Neymar playing through the middle in a setup with an exclusive striker. In this set-up, Manchester United’s Antony is also competing directly with Raphinha to get a place in Brazil starting 11.
Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) [CAM] : Neymar will be the most crucial player for Brazil in Qatar. The fans are hyped for Neymar because of his amazing dribbling skills. His movements are quite smooth. Tite has built his Brazil World Cup team around Neymar. With a lot of attacking options available, the PSG star has switched his position as a central attacking midfielder in the Brazil starting 11 2022.
Neymar Jr. Golden Boot contender
Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid) [LM] : One of the best youngster at the present moment, the Real Madrid winger is in strong position to lead Brazilian attack alongside his idol Neymar in Brazil Starting 11 World Cup 2022. He did not get enough starts at the Copa America. However, things have changed after that. Vinicius can easily surpass a defender with his magical runs. He is also good in winning set pieces.
Richarlison (Everton) [ST] : The formation of Brazil will be revealed at the World cup. Tite will most likely go for the same like Copa America. In that case, Tottenham’s Richarlison is his top choice to lead the line. He can be the main striker in Brazil starting 11 at World Cup 2022 ahead of Firmino and Gabriel Jesus.