BRAZIL

Daily Mail - - World Cup 2018 -

THE BOSS TITE

The 7-1 hu­mil­i­a­tion by Ger­many at their home World Cup was a na­tional tragedy but Tite has trans­formed Brazil into one of the most feared sides once more. He has lost just one of his 21 games in charge.

THE STAR NEY­MAR

Un­ques­tion­ably the tal­is­man of this team. He in­spired Brazil to Olympic gold in Rio two years ago and has a great chance for more glory. Scored in the warm-up win over Croa­tia at An­field, al­lay­ing fears that the PSG for­ward would not re­cover in time from his foot in­jury.

THE PROSPECT GABRIEL JE­SUS

The Man City striker (right), 21, will be lick­ing his lips at the num­ber of chances this side cre­ates.

KEY STRENGTH

When Ney­mar was in­jured in the 2014 quar­ter-fi­nals, it felt like Brazil’s hopes had been ex­tin­guished. Now there are qual­ity play­ers ev­ery­where you look in Je­sus, Philippe Coutinho and Wil­lian.

BIG­GEST WEAK­NESS

While they have failed to score just three times un­der Tite, each match was against a side who packed their de­fence.

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