How Brazil will line up at the World Cup with Liverpool icon & Man Utd star

The most successful nation at the World Cup, five-time champions Brazil haven’t enjoyed much success at the tournament since their last triumph.

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Since the 2002 finals, they have failed to go beyond the quarter-finals on all but one occasion – and even that ended in infamy with a 7-1 loss on home soil in 2014.

But Brazil arrive in Qatar with, on paper, the best and most well-rounded squad and a more pragmatic style of football. Metro Sport takes a closer look at the South American giants:

The Manager: Tite

Though he began his managerial career all the way back in 1990, few outside of Brazil had heard of Tite before he took charge of the national team in 2016.

Though the start of his tenure was viewed as a failure, he and his players found their rhythm soon enough, leading to a dominant Copa America triumph in 2019, where his side conceded just one goal, and none from open play, in six games.

Though they lost the 2021 Copa America final to arch-rivals Argentina, that has been their only defeat in three years and with Brazil No.1 in the world ranking there is every chance they’ll emerge from Qatar unscathed.

Star Player: Neymar

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