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Expected Line-up for Brazil vs USA: International Match

Brazil will play one final international friendly against the USA before their first match at the 2024 Copa America, and the Selecao lineup will be full of superstars.

Dorival Junior fielded a surprising starting lineup in Brazil’s final international match against Mexico, opting to rest most of his regular players and give his prospective substitutes some important playing time. Rodrygo, Danilo and Marquinhos did not play a single minute at Kyle Field and Vinicius Jr. did not enter the field until the 74th minute.

Fans can expect Brazil to field a much more competitive starting lineup for their match against the USA as the team looks to make final preparations for their first match of the 2024 Copa America against Costa Rica.

This is what Brazil’s lineup could look like on Wednesday against the USMNT.

Vinicius Junior

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GK: Alisson – With Ederson out through injury, Alisson secured his country’s starting spot. The Liverpool player is the tournament’s best goalkeeper and gets another chance to prepare for the Copa America against the USMNT.

RB: Danilo – Danilo will be a regular fixture in Brazil’s starting lineup, with the Juventus right-back having to keep Christian Pulisic in check if the Selecao are to keep the USA out of the goal.

CB: Marquinhos – After not playing a single minute against Mexico at the weekend, the PSG centre-back will take his rightful place in Brazil’s back line, where he will play throughout the tournament.

CB: Beraldo – Beraldo will get the chance to show what he brings to the team as Dorival Junior closely monitors the players Éder Militão and Gabriel, who recently returned from injury.

LB: Wendell – Wendell is Brazil’s best option for the left-back position. The Porto defender will slot into the defensive line and make only his third appearance for his country.

CM: Joao Gomes – Gomes has only made three appearances for the Selecao, but giving the Wolverhampton man valuable minutes in an international friendly will help Dorival Junior get a better idea of ​​the depth of his midfield.

CM: Bruno Guimaraes – Guimaraes came on for Douglas Luiz against Mexico, but the Newcastle United player will start against the Stars and Stripes. And at the Copa America 2024.

CM: Lucas Paqueta – Brazil will rely on Paqueta to create chances for his attacking trio, but after gifting Mexico the first goal on Saturday, he will need to be less careless with the ball.

RW: Raphinha – Raphinha’s future at Barcelona may be uncertain, but the winger will finally get his chance to shine for his country after being rested last weekend.

ST: Rodrigo – Rodrigo will look to combine with his Real Madrid teammate Vini Jr. to score against a U.S. team that conceded five goals just last weekend.

LW: Vinicius Junior – With an impressive performance for Brazil this summer, Vini Jr. will be all but assured of his first Ballon d’Or and he could make a great start against backup US right-back Joe Scally.

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