Luiz Felipe Scolari has announced the 4-3-3 Brazil line-up that will start against Italy tomorrow evening, including Hernanes, Hulk and Neymar.
The Seleçao will take to the field in Geneva on Thursday at 19.30 GMT for the prestigious international friendly.
While Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli today refused to “give an advantage” by naming his starting XI, Scolari had no issues with outlining his plans.
The line-up will include Lazio midfielder Hernanes, plus ex-Serie A stars Julio Cesar and Thiago Silva, although the PSG defender could make way for Dante if he does not fully recover from a muscular problem.
He has given Fernando a starting spot after his promotion from the Brazil youth levels.
“This chance did not fall from the sky, as he worked hard to earn it. He would’ve started against Italy even if there hadn’t been injuries,” said Felipao.
Brazil: Julio Cesar; Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Filipe Luis; Fernando, Hernanes, Oscar; Hulk, Fred, Neymar
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