Tite is set to field five forwards in the friendly against Ghana
The World Cup in Qatar is fast approaching and all the teams, including Brazil, are gearing up for the big event of 2022.
Brazil coach Tite has reiterated his desire in training to field a very attacking line-up. with Brazil set to have five attackers in the team when they have the ball.
The team’s desired formation is a 4-2-3-1 of: Alisson; Eder Militao, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Alex Telles; Casemiro, Lucas Paqueta; Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius; Richarlison.
However, when the team has possession of the ball the formation becomes more radicalised in favour of a more attacking style of play. Sevilla‘s Telles moves into the midfield pivot, with Paqueta given the freedom to drive forward.
Militao‘s presence on the right is also notable, though the coach already stated that this would be an option when he announced the squad, featuring only one right-back in Danilo.
“He [Militao] has played there for a while, and I went to talk to him and he told me: that’s where he stood out,” the coach said.
“Versatility is important, and he has it.”
With one eye on the upcoming World Cup, it is only natural to think of Brazil‘s past in a competition they have won five times.
Looking back at the last two successes, the team in 1994 featured the likes of Mazinho, Mauro Silva, Dunga, Zinho, Bebeto and Romario, while their 2002 team caontained the likes of Cafu, Mauro Silva, Kleberson, Roberto Carlos, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo, averaging 2.57 goals per game.
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