Brazil Vs. Sweden 2012: Lineups

Lineups are out for today's friendly between Brazil and Sweden. Brazil head coach Mano Menezes, fresh off a disappointing silver medal at the Olympics turns his attention back to the senior side with a collection of familiar faces in the starting XI. Menezes will not escape from under the heavy of weight of criticism being heaped on him at the moment, but anything less than a win could expedite the potential end of his tenure with the national team.

Sweden meanwhile play their first match since their group stage exit from the European Championships earlier this summer. A quick look at the lineup shows no Zlatan Ibrahimovic who has already begun his league season with PSG. No Zlatan makes everyone sad.

Brazil (4-2-3-1): Gabriel Ferreira; Alex Sandro, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Dani Alves; Romulo, Paulinho; Neymar, Oscar, Ramires; Leandro Damiao

Sweden (4-2-3-1): Isaksson; S. Larsson, Granqvist, J. Olsson, Safari; Holmén, Wernbloom; Elm, Toivonen, Wilhemsson; Berg

The match kicks at 2:00pm ET from Stockholm. You can watch it on GolTV in the United States.

We'll have live updates of this and other friendlies on Wednesday in our international friendlies StoryStream.

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