Switzerland v. Brazil
It is time for the annual worthless international friendly date on the FIFA calendar.
Yes, days before and into the start of the European club calendar, managers all over the Old World will be on their hands and knees praying for their players to come out of this break injury free.
For Brazil, this match is an opportunity for the Confederations Cup winning side to get another run together after an extended lay off following their triumph in Rio earlier this summer.
Expect the same starting XI that we saw during the Confederations Cup. However, I think Felipão will sub early and often to avoid risking injuries with many of his starters.
This fitness concern will undoubtedly effect the quality of the play tomorrow evening and I have no doubt this will a very lackluster affair. The only player I have under the microscope is Hulk, who really needs to start delivering consistently for his job to not be under threat. Other than that, I would not put much weight in a poor Brazil performance tomorrow.
Probable Starting XI: Julio César; Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz e Marcelo; Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho e Oscar; Hulk, Neymar e Fred.
Prediction: Switzerland 0-1 Brazil
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