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Football: Stars On Show For Brazil In Japan Test
Brazil were the first team – aside from hosts Russia – to clinch their place at next years finals after romping through South American qualifying, while Japan will make a sixth straight appearance at the global showpiece.
“It’s an important preparation match from the World Cup, even if it is just a friendly,” Brazil coach Tite told a press conference on Thursday.
“It’s important the players understand from this point on wards that every match counts in preparation for the world cup. It’s as if it was the tournament already.”
With the exception of live pool forward Phillip Coutinho, who is doubtful with an adductor problem. Brazil will field the majority of their first-choice side at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
Neymar set out PSG’s 5-0 rout of Angers last weekend with a major thigh problem, but the 25 year old took fall part in Brazil’s three training sessions in Paris this week and will start against Japan, Tite confirmed.
He will be joined in the line-up by club team-mate Thiago Silva, although Marquinhos and Dani Alves must both settle for a place on the bench with Monaco’s Jemerson and Danilo of Manchester city both handed a chance to stake their claims for a world cup place.
For Japan boss Vahid Halihodzic, Friday’s fixture is of particular significance for the 65 year-old who starred in France during his playing days with Nantes in the 1980.
“It’s a great pleasure. I don’t live very far from here,” said Halihodzic, who oversaw Lille’s return to the top flight in 2000 during a four year spell in charge.
“I told my players, we are playing at mine, we have to win or it will be impossible for me to keep living here,” he joked.
But the firebrand Franco Bosnain, who in August revealed he had considerd stepping down for “personal reasons” before Japanese officials insisted that he continue, vowed his side wouldn’t be cowed by the challenge of playing the five time world champions.
“We are getting ready for an important test against one of the best teams in the world,” said Halilhodzic. We are going to try and play with lots of courage and determination and we hope to pose them problems. It’s a good test to see what level Japan are currently at.
“Brazil are the big favorites here,” Halilhodzic said on Friday’s encounter. “Right now they are the best team in the world but we will try.
“We will be able to glean information from this match and the one against Belgium (on Tuesday) , two of the best sides in the world”. Give us your feedback about this article “Football: Stars On Show For Brazil In Japan Test” in below comment box.
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