Brazil is the most successful team in World Cup history. They begin the 2022 campaign as one of the top favorites to win.
Still, the Selecao will face a top group. They’ll battle against Switzerland, Serbia, and Cameroon for qualification.
Let’s look at Brazil’s potential in fantasy football contests, its full squad, and predicted line-ups.
Fantasy football potential/Odds
Brazil, as always, is one of the teams to watch. They are, after all, the most successful team in World Cup history.
In terms of fantasy football potential, Brazil is a sound proposition. on paper. The squad features technically gifted players. The team’s style embraces a free-flowing, attacking style.
Almost all Brazil’s players in FootballCoin are rated 3* or higher. This means that these cards need to be leased or purchased. They should make a good investment, however.
Only four players are rated 2* and can be leased using gold. Manchester United’s Antony Santos is the best 2* card proposition.
Full squad & predicted line-up
GOALKEEPERS: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras)
DEFENDERS: Dani Alves (Pumas), Bremer (Juventus), Danilo (Juventus), Marquinhos (PSG), Éder Militão (Real Madrid), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Alex Telles (Sevilla)
MIDFIELDERS: Casemiro (Manchester United), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fred (Manchester United), Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle), Lucas Paquetá (West Ham), Éverton Ribeiro (Flamengo)
FORWARDS: Antony (Manchester United), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Neymar (PSG), Pedro (Flamengo), Raphinha (Barcelona), Richarlison (Tottenham), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid)
Brazil has one of the most noteworthy groups of players of any team in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
This is their predicted starting XI: Alisson – Danilo, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Alex Telles – Casemiro, Fred – Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius Jr. – Richarlison
Tactics and formations
Manager Tite has the task of finding a system that will fit the numerous Brazilian star players. Tite encourages positional play and swift passing football. The technique of players like Neymar is necessary but not over-utilized.
Brazil will likely play in a 4-3-3 formation. They tend to play with two holding midfielders. These are usually Casemiro and Fred, who have recently started a partnership at Manchester United.
Lucas Paqueta plays as a creative midfielder. Neymar, Brazil’s most advanced player, takes on a False 9 role.
Brazil likes to dominate possession. Long balls are generally discouraged. Attacks often begin on the flanks. When one of the wing-backs advances (Tells, Alves, Danilo), the other covers by drifting in line with the two central defenders (Marquinhos and Silva).
Yes, Brazil is noted for its attacking players. However, the 2022 version of the team is one of their most robust iterations in terms of defensive prowess.
Holding midfielders Casemiro, Fabinho, and Fred balance the team’s attacking ambitions. Meanwhile, Marquinhos is one of the best ball-playing defenders in world football.
Neymar remains Brazil’s most-famous player. A lot has been made of his history in World Cup tournaments. At the moment, Neymar appears to be at his best and most focused. The 30-year-old has 14 goals and 11 assists in 19 matches for PSG.
Marquinhos, also a PSG player, is Brazil’s on-the-pitch leader. His command of the ball and tactical knowledge will be vital for Selecao’s chances of winning the World Cup.