Brazil – Venezuela: Lineups

ESPN will be showing a bowling special followed by the Harlem Globetrotters so I’m tuning into the Spanish language channel again. More motivation to learn the language.

As expected Brazil will be going with an attacking 4-3-3. Coach Mano Menezes is trusting his outstanding young players to bring him the win against a weaker Venezuelan side.

Brazil (4-3-3): Julio Cesar (Inter Milan); Dani Alves (Barcelona), Thiago Silva (AC Milan), Lucio (Bayern Munich), Andre Santos (Fenerbahce); Lucas Leiva (Liverpool), Ramires (Chelsea), Ganso (Santos); Neymar (Santos), Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Robinho (AC Milan)

Venezuela come out in the traditional 3-4-3, a favorite of South American sides that is little used in Europe these days. They will surely keep 5 or even 6 players back at all times.

Venezuela (3-4-3): Vega (Caracas); Gabriel Cichero (Newell’s Old Boys), Oswaldo Vizcarrondo (Deportivo Anzoategui), Grenddy Perozo (Boyaca Chico); Roberto Rosales (FC Twente), Cesar Eduardo Gonzalez (Gimnasia), Franklin Lucena (Caracas), Tomas Rincon (Hamburger SV); Juan Arango (Gladbach), Miku (Getafe), Rondon (Malaga)


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