Brazil preparations for Copa America
During the international break Brazil will have two matches in England. One in Arsenal’s home, the Emirates, against Uruguay which should be an exciting encounter. Their second game is against Cameroon and will be in the MK Dons stadium, Stadium MK.
Brazil have been in good from since the World Cup. They have played four matches since the tournament and have won all four without conceding a single goal. Albeit the first three matches were against the USA, El Salvador, and then Saudi Arabia, so you would expect them to win those games comfortably. Their last game was against Argentina which usually produces a feisty match, however, this was not the case and Brazil needed a 93rd minute Miranda goal to win the game.
There are several battles that are going on in the Brazil squad for positions. Firstly, the goalkeeper position has caused debate amongst some fans. Currently, the Liverpool number one is the first-choice keeper. But there are some fans, especially Man City fans that believe Ederson should be in goal ahead of Alisson.
Another position that is up for debate is the striker. The brazil coach Tite prefers to use Gabriel Jesus up front and then bring on Firmino. However, there are many people who think that Firmino is a better player than Jesus, brings more to the team in terms of high press and should be starting over Jesus.
These two matches will be a good opportunity for Tite to try out some different players and tactics as there won’t be any international football until March. The team then will only have a couple of warm up matches after that before they begin the Copa America which is being held in Brazil. They national team will want to put to bed the last time they held a tournament in the country and try and win their first Copa America since 2007.