Brazil stay strong for Bo­livia, Chile chal­lenges

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - SPORT -

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil will take their strong­est squad to face Bo­livia at al­ti­tude and host strug­gling South Amer­i­can cham­pi­ons Chile in their con­clud­ing World Cup qual­i­fiers, de­spite al­ready book­ing their place at the 2018 fi­nals in Rus­sia.

Since Tite re­placed Dunga as coach, Brazil racked up nine wins in nine matches, an im­pres­sive run only halted by a 1-1 draw against Colom­bia ear­lier this month.

Brazil will face Bo­livia in La Paz at 3,600m al­ti­tude on Oc­to­ber 5 be­fore wel­com­ing Chile, the dou­ble con­ti­nen­tal cham­pi­ons, five days later at Sao Paulo in the last match of the gru­elling 18-game qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ment. - AFP Brazil Goal­keep­ers: Alis­son (Roma/ITA), Cas­sio (Corinthi­ans), Eder­son (Man City/ENG)

De­fend­ers: Daniel Alves (Paris SG/FRA), Danilo (Man City/ENG) Filipe Luis (Atlético Madrid/ESP), Marcelo (Real Madrid/ESP), Miranda (In­ter Mi­lan/ITA), Mar­quin­hos (Paris SG/FRA), Thi­ago Silva (Paris SG/FRA), Je­mer­son (Monaco/FRA)

Mid­field­ers: Casemiro (Real Madrid/ESP) Fer­nand­inho (Man City/ENG), Arthur (Gremio), Fred (Shakhtar Don­estk/UKR), Paulinho (Guangzhou Ever­grande/CHN), Re­nato Au­gusto (Bei­jing Guoan/CHN), Wil­lian (Chelsea/ENG), Diego (Fla­mengo), Philippe Coutinho (Liver­pool/ENG),

For­wards: Ney­mar (Paris SG/FRA), Gabriel Je­sus (Man City/ ENG), Roberto Firmino (Liver­pool/ENG), Diego Tardelli (Shang­dong Luneng/CHN).

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