Brazil ‘leaked’ line-up v Cameroon: Newcastle United star to be handed first World Cup start as decision made on Arsenal and Liverpool men – photo gallery


Brazil face Cameroon in their final match of the group stage, knowing that qualification for the last 16 is now assured.

A 2-0 win over Serbia and a 1-0 win over Switzerland were enough to secure Brazil’s place in the knockout rounds. While top spot is still not guaranteed for Brazil, only a major sequence of events would prevent Tite’s side from progressing to the next stage as group winners. With that in mind, Tite is likely to experiment with his squad for their game with Cameroon and rest some of his key players ahead of the knockout round. With Neymar already sidelined through injury, it is unlikely that any of his key players will be risked in a game in which Brazil seemingly have little to play for. But will Bruno Guimaraes make his first start in the tournament?

Here’s a ‘leaked’ Brazil line-up based on various reports about Tite’s selection for the clash with Cameroon:

1. GK: Ederson

The Manchester City keeper has had to play as Alisson’s deputy in his squad with the Liverpool stopper yet to sign for Qatar.

Photo: NELSON ALMEIDA

2. RB: Eder Militao

Although right-back is an unfamiliar position for the Real Madrid man, his athletic prowess means he is more than adept playing on the wing. He started the confrontation with Switzerland in this position and nullified the Swiss attack.

Photo: Clive Brunskill

3. CB: Marquinhos

The PSG defender has played every minute of the World Cup so far and could be asked to start again against Cameroon.

Photo: Matthias Hangst

4. CB: Bremen

Thiago Silva has played alongside Marquinhos throughout the tournament, but at 38 years of age, he may be rested to keep him fresh for their upcoming knockout games.

Photo: NELSON ALMEIDA


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