Copa America 2011, Brazil Vs. Venezuela: Lineups

Mano Manezes is going with an ambitious lineup, as promised, for the first match of Group B of the 2011 Copa America between Brazil and Venezuela. Despite only calling up four strikers to his team, Manezes is starting three of them up top in front of a playmaker and a couple of two-way midfielders. They shouldn't have too much of a problem dispatching of Venezuela, but of course, that's what we said about Argentina and Bolivia. Venezuela's best player is Rondon, a very dangerous striker who can hurt Brazil if he ever actually gets the ball. Here are the lineups.

Brazil lineup: Julio César; Daniel Alves, Lúcio, Thiago Silva, André Santos; Lucas Leiva, Ramires; Ganso; Robinho, Neymar, Pato

Venezuela lineup: Hernandez; Rosales, Vizcarrando, Perozo, Cichero; Rincon, Lucena; C Gonzalez, Miku, Arango; Rondon

The game kicks off at 3 pm ET from La Plata, in the same stadium where Argentina drew Bolivia on Friday. 

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