Russia 2018 World Cup is still four months away, but the first nation to qualify for Russia has already revealed their most likely playing XI. Yes, you heard me right. When most of the teams have yet to finalize their 23 men squad, Brazil national team head coach has no confusion about their playing XI in World Cup.
Brazil’s coach Tite have already told the press about his playing XI. He says, “it seems obvious that playing eleven I usually start with have their place practically assured. They are Alisson, Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Miranda, Marcelo, Casemiro, Renato Augusto, Paulinho, Cautinho, Nyman and Gabriel Jesus.”
Along with those he adds Roberto Firmino, Thiago Silva, Fernandinho and Willian in his first fifteen. It’s a very positive sign for the Selecao as they’re in a very clear frame of mind on their selection.
FIFA’s official statement related to provisional squad came on Feb 8 confirming that provisional squad lists – which have increased in size from 30 to 35 players are required to be submitted by May 14, with their 23-man squad list to be finalized on June 4 at the latest.
Well, most of the teams couldn’t able to finalize their provisional squad, Brazil is a step ahead having no headache of their playing XI selection, unless and until injuries trouble them. Argentina has a big problem over their selection as they have played a different playing XI in each of their qualifying games. They have trouble in choosing their best playing XI, and only team captain Lionel Messi’s fits in the bill of every match day squad.
Brazil’s clear frame of mind over their selection will add more pressure on Argentinal National Team Squad. The South American rivals priorities winning world cup in Russia and one have their playing XI ready, wherEas other has still to choose its Provisional squad.