Key players, injuries, tactics, and World Cup 2022 prediction

Brazil has won more World Cups than any other country. Tite’s side is the pre-event favorite to win it all in Qatar, and the Selecao have won the tournament five times. You’d have to be a brave soul to wager against them this season.

Brazil hhasn’tlived up to expectations on the biggest stage since they won the World Cup in 2002, and this promising Selecao squad might easily fizzle out despite the high stakes.

As for Brazil’s chances at the World Cup, these are the stats you need to know.

When do Brazil’s group matches take place?
The Brazilians take on the Serbians (November 24, 19:00 GMT)
Brasil vs. Switzerland (November 28, 16:00 GMT)
Match: Cameroon vs. Brazil (December 2, 19:00 GMT)
Matchup: Brazil vs. Serbia Two games played, two victories.
Switzerland takes on Brazil in a soccer match We’ve played 9 games against them and we’ve won 3, drawn 4, and lost 1. Lost 2
When comparing head-to-head matchups, Brazil has a better track record against Cameroon.
Switzerland Essential Players, Injuries, Tactics, and Our Prediction for the 2022 World Cup
Serbia Key players, injuries, strategies, and our forecast for the 2022 World Cup.
Key players, injuries, strategies, and our forecast for Cameroon’s performance at the 2022 World Cup.
Who are Brazil’s 26 confirmed World Cup players?
Alisson Becker (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), and Weverton (Washington) are the goaltenders (Palmeiras)

Bremer (Real Madrid), Dani Alves (UNAM), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Marquinhos (PSG), Danilo (Juventus), Alex Telles (Sevilla), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), and Thiago Silva (Chelsea) are all solid choices in the back (Juventus)

Bruno Guimares (Newcastle), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Lucas Paqueta (West Ham United), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fred (Manchester United), and Everton Ribeiro (Manchester United) all play in the midfield (Flamengo)

To start, we have the forwards: Neymar (PSG), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal), Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid), Antony (Manchester United), Richarlison (Tottenham), Raphinha (Barcelona), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), and Pedro (Flamengo)

Who are the injured Brazilian World Cup misses?
Injuries haven’t hampered Brazil too much in the lead-up to the World Cup. Richarlison, the team’s projected starting striker, was sidelined in October with a calf injury, but he has since recovered fully.

Diego Carlos, the defense, will not play due to an ACL rupture, while Arthur Melo, the midfielder, will not play due to a thigh injury.

Who are the top Brazilian athletes?
It’s possible that Brazil’s central defensive pairing is the best at the World Cup. Thiago Silva, the team captain, is showing no signs of slowing down in the Premier League, while Marquinhos is still one of the most underappreciated defenders in Europe. The PSG capbacklinehas been an anchor in Brazil’s back line for many years, earning 71 caps in that time.

Casemiro is set to start with Fred in the middle for his club despite Brazil’s plethora of talented midfielders. The significance of Casemiro to Tite’s side is highlighted by Fred’s erratic playmaking when in possession. He brings everything to a steady state.

The team’s MVwho is currently performing at a Ballon d’Or caliber. Many times throughout his international career, Neymar has been the driving force for the Selecao, but in 2022, he will have a stellar cast around him. The PSG player only needs three goals to become Brazil’s all-time best scorer, surpassing Pele.

The Brazilian starting XI was as expected.
It seems unlikely that Brazil’s manager, Tite, would stray from the 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 that his team has used in recent games. Neymar is the team’s shining star, therefore the #10 position gives him maximum flexibility to shine.

Alisson; Danilo; Marquinhos; Thiago Silva; Telles; Casemiro; Fred; Raphinha; Neymar; Vinicius; and Richarlison make up Brazil’s projected starting XI.

In shape for the World Cup, Brazil
Since losing to Argentina in the 2021 Copa America final, Brazil hasn’t tasted loss. Since then, they’ve played 15 games, with a 12-3 win-loss record.

Tite’s squad most recently shone in two exhibition games against Tunisia and Ghana in the fall, making their way to Qatar seem easy. In a nutshell, the tournament’s favorites are brimming with optimism as they go to Qatar.

In Brazil’s last five games (all competitions)
Score: Brazil 5, Tunisia 1
Brazil, 3-0, Ghana
Japan 0-1 Brazil
North America 0-3 South Korea 1-4 Brazil
Argentina 2-0 Bolivia Brazil
How far do you think Brazil will get in the World Cup?
In the spotlight, Brazil has been dishonest for the past two decades, but there’s something about this Selecao squad that makes you think it’s now their turn.

Tite’s group has a level of cohesion and harmony that may only be matched by Brazil’s toughest opponents, Argentina. However, the semifinals are the earliest this pair of old adversaries may face off against one another.

Brazil faces a challenging group but has the talent to defeat anyone on their day, so they should go to the knockout stage. Despite their weakness at left back, it’s impossible to see Brazil not winning it all in Qatar now that Tite has them in perfect harmony.