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Tite still does not have the final list for the Qatar World Cup; “I think that Brazil, today, is the best team in the world”, according to Diego Lugano

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For Diego Lugano, a former Uruguayan defender, the auriverde is today the best team on the planet. There were Brazilian beatings in recent friendlies.

Tite will disclose the preliminary list of 55 players in Brazil “to avoid leaks”: La Verdeamarela has its team almost defined

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Brazil closed its preparation for the Qatar World Cup with a score of 10, like the number on the shirt of its star Neymar, whose good moment fuels the hope that the exponents of the nice game win their sixth world title.

The selection de Tite scored big hammerings in the last friendlies before kick-off in Qatar (November 20-December 18): 3-0 against Ghana on Friday, in Le Havre, and 5-1 against Tunisia on Tuesday, in Paris.

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The mini-tour in France exhibited the ambition of scratch to end a twenty-year drought without winning the World Cup. And the stars seem to align so that the South Americans leave with options to bury the European hegemony.

“We are looking to make two friendlies with teams that are in the World Cup, because the degree of demand is very high, physical, technical and mental”, said Tite after thrashing the Tunisians. “Now we have to lower the adrenaline.”

In addition to classifying as undefeated leader of the South American qualifier, with a record score of 45 points in 17 duels, and being number one in the FIFA rankingBrazil will land in the first Arab World Cup with a fifteen game unbeatenincluding seven wins in a row, in which he scored six goals (26 goals scored in total).

‘Best in the world

Numbers aside, the five-time champions find license to get excited due to Neymar’s good start to the season at PSG (eleven goals in the same number of games) and the solidity of a team that gives results even when it loses a starter or changes its tactical scheme .

With his three goals against Ghana and Tunisia, Richarlison was outlined as the ‘9’ who suffered in the qualifying round, a task that fell to Ney (8 goals), who now he is two goals away from equaling Pelé as Canarinha’s top gunner (77 vs. 75).

Raphinha appropriated the right wing by scoring two goals and providing two assists in games in France, a position that youngsters of the caliber of Antony, Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo aspire to.

The share of experience is concentrated in defense, with Casemiro, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva and Alisson, guarding a defense that has conceded three goals in the last ten games.

And Lucas Paquetá, partner of the ’10’ in the creation, proved his worth as a front-line midfielder in the game against the Black Stars, where Tite placed Casemiro as the only holding midfielder, anticipating matches in which the rival is closed.

“I think that Brazil, today, is the best team in the world. It has an almost perfect spine. It is an unbeatable situation, with a balanced team on the defensive and offensive sides. It may be less spectacular than previous teams, but it is more balanced”, said former Uruguayan defender Diego Lugano on the program ESPN FC.

Calm Calm

A little less than two months before the debut in Qatar, Tite will disclose the preliminary list of 55 players in Brazil “to avoid leaks.” La Verdeamarela has almost defined its team. Brazil will debut on November 24 against Serbia in group G, also made up of Switzerland and Cameroon.

The Disputed positions, however, seem clear, and some heavyweights are fighting for them: companions of Danilo and Alex Sandro are sought on the right sides (Dani Alves or a defender who fulfills the function, such as Eder Militao or Ibañez) and left (Alex Telles or Renan Lodi).

Several also claim a central position (Ibañez or Bremer) and creation midfielder (Everton Ribeiro or Philippe Coutinho), and two of ‘9’ (Pedro, Matheus Cunha, Roberto Firmino, Gabigol or Gabriel Jesús).

“The versatility of the athletes is an important part,” said Tite.

In the midst of optimism, there are many voices calling for calm, arguing that they have recently faced smaller selections: Ghana, Tunisia, Japan, South Korea and Bolivia.

The League of Nations has deprived the South Americans of clashing with the Europeans, and when they faced Lionel Messi’s Argentina they could not win: 0-0, in November 2021, in the tie; and 1-0 in the final of the Copa América 2021, at the Maracaná.

“Brazil will face two European teams in the first phase (in Qatar), and It’s been a long time since we played against Europeans, which leaves us without a parameter of competitiveness”, wrote the Brazilian World Cup player Walter Casagrande in the newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo. “I’m liking our evolution and that light and offensive team, but we’re not going to play against the ‘dead’. (D)

Source: Eluniverso

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