Brazil's manager Mano Menezes announced his starting lineup on Tuesday, one that will feature a front three of Hulk, Leandro Damião and Neymar. Between the three, they have almost 100 total goals at the club level in the last 12 months. Scotland hardly made the U.S. defense run on Saturday night. Wednesday will be the complete opposite. Size, skill and speed -- the Brazilian front three has it all.
There is more to the Brazil team than the front three. The team will be in a 4-3-3 with a defense led by Thiago Silva, but Marcelo and Danilo give the defense two more defenders who star in Europe. Of interest will be the play of Juan Jesus, a 20-year-old who joined Inter Milan in January and has been dubbed "The Next Lucio".
The midfield is very young. 23-year-old Sandro joins 21-year-old Rômulo and 20-year-old Oscar in the three-man midfield. Then again, the entire team is young with just two of the players on the 23-man roster checking in over the age of 25.
Starting XI: Rafael; Marcelo, Juan Jesus, Thiago Silva, Danilo; Oscar, Rômulo, Sandro; Hulk, Leandro Damião, Neymar.
Bench: Jefferson, Neto, David Luiz, Alex Sandro, Bruno Uvini, Rafael, Lucas Moura, Giuliano, Casemiro, Alexandre Patro, Willington Nem.
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