Al Rayyan (Qatar): 5-time world champions Brazil may very well be with out midfielder Lucas Paqueta for his or her subsequent World Cup Group G recreation towards Switzerland on Monday.
Brazil had been already set to overlook their talisman Neymar and dependable full again Danilo, each dominated out by ankle accidents suffered of their opening 2-0 win over Serbia.
The World Cup favourites educated behind closed doorways on the Al Arabi Stadium on Saturday and coach Tite gave no clue about group choice in his information convention on Sunday.
However Reuters has discovered that Paqueta was unable to coach totally, affecting Tite’s plans to compensate for Neymar’s absence towards the Swiss.
Actual Madrid prodigy Rodrygo can be the primary choice if Tite decides to make use of the identical system with 4 up entrance alongside Vinicius, Richarlison and Raphinha.
The versatile 21-year-old ahead performed in Neymar’s place in three apply video games in Turin earlier than the World Cup.
However the choice of pairing Fred together with his Manchester United teammate Casemiro to strengthen the midfield can also be very a lot in play, pushing Paqueta ahead right into a playmaking position if he recovers in time.
Actual Madrid’s versatile centre-back Eder Militao is prone to change Danilo.
The 24-year-old performed as a full-back of their pleasant towards Ghana in September and would add the solidity wanted to steadiness the ultra-offensive techniques Tite is deploying.
An alternative choice can be 39-year-old veteran Dani Alves, the one right-back obtainable within the squad.
“I’ve already made my resolution however won’t disclose till recreation time,” Tite mentioned.
“In strategic phrases, I could make my resolution relating to some behavioural adjustments or adjustments within the traits of gamers I’ve obtainable.
“Militao has already performed in that position, he has the traits to take action. Dani (Alves) is a constructor, other than his technical and management high quality. We are going to see…”
Tite is optimistic about Neymar’s restoration from his harm and that he could have his talisman again in time to assist them win a record-extending sixth World Cup title.
“I imagine that Neymar and Danilo will play once more within the World Cup,”he mentioned.
“Medically, clinically, I’ve no place to talk. However I do have our physician’s opinion, the sensations speaking to the gamers and seeing how onerous they’re working day and evening to get better.
“I imagine we will rely on them within the World Cup once more.”