LIVE | Brazil, candidate for the title, faces Serbia in its Qatar 2022 World Cup debut

Brazil, five-time world champion and great candidate for the title in Qatar 2022, is currently measured against Serbia, a tough rival whose figure is Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic, in a match valid for the initial date of Group G, which they complete Switzerland and Cameroon.

The “Scratch” went into action from 4:00 p.m. (Argentine time) at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, with the refereeing of the Iranian Alireza Faghani and LIVE television of the TyC Sports signal.

Brazil, world champion in the Cups of Sweden ’58, Chile ’62, Mexico ’70, USA ’94 and Japan and Korea 2002, wants to regain leadership after being left out in the quarterfinals in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The team led by Tite, 61, suffered a severe blow when last year they lost the final of the Copa América in the legendary Maracanã stadium against Argentina, and Qatar represents a good opportunity to resume the foreground.

Brazil has figures in all its lines, such as the goalkeeper Alisson Becker, the defender Thiago Silva, who will be the captain and at 38 years old will participate in his fourth World Cup, (the previous ones in South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018), midfielders Lucas Paquetá and Casemiro, and in attack Neymar along with Vinicius Jr.

Another asset to highlight in Brazil is the scorer Pedro, a Flamengo figure, who could play before the Serbs and relegate Gabriel Jesús, in one of the doubts that Tite has to define the formation.

The other unknown is in the defense since Marquinhos had a physical problem and if he does not play, Militao will replace him.

Brazil is a wide favorite against a rival like Serbia that intends to overcome the initial phase for the first time and has as its exclusive figure the scorer Vlahovic, a figure of Juventus in Italy, and other important ones such as Dusan Tadic, from Ajax, Nemanja Guldelj and the goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic, both from Sevilla, or Sergej Milinkovic, from Lazio.

Brazil’s second presentation will be against Switzerland next Monday at 1:00 p.m., while the group will close against Cameroon on Friday, December 2 at 4:00 p.m.

FORMATIONS

Brazil: Alisson Becker; Danilo, Militao or Marquinhos, Thiago Silva and Alex Sandro; Lucas Paquetá and Casemiro; Raphina, Neymar and Vinicius Jr.; Gabriel Jesus or Peter. DT: Tite.

Serbian: Vanja Milinkovic-Savic; Milos Veljkovic, Nikola Milenkovic and Strahinja Pavlovic; Andrija Zinkovic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic; Sasa Lukic, Filip Kostic and Dusan Tadic; Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic. DT: Dragan Stojkovic.

Referee: Alireza Faghani, from Iran.

Stadium: Lusail Iconic Stadium.

Start time: 16.

TV: TyC Sports.

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