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  • 12 October 2011
  • • 07:10
  • • Estadio Nuevo Corona, Torreón
  • Referee: M. Mejia
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International Friendly Preview: Mexico v Brazil

International Friendly Preview: Mexico v Brazil

Giovani dos Santos, Mexico (Getty Images)

El Tri welcomes the Selecao for a high-profile friendly encounter on Tuesday night, as the visitors continue their build-up to World Cup 2014 on home turf



PROBABLE LINEUPS
Mexico (4-2-3-1)

Sanchez; Juarez, Marquez, Rodriguez, Salcido; Castro,
Torrado; Guardado, Zinha, Dos Santos; Hernandez

Defensive duo Rafa Marquez and Cesar Salcido are both likely to play from the start, with the latter collecting his 95th cap for his country.

Manchester United forward Chicharito is carrying a knock but is likely to start given Mexico's lack of options in attack.

Brazil (4-2-3-1)

Jefferson; Fabio, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Adriano; Ralf, Luiz Gustavo; Lucas Moura, Ronaldinho, Neymar; Hulk

Brazil

Ronaldinho, who has captained the side in their recent friendly outings, is likely to once again play the role of creator in the midfield.

Neymar's impressive goalscoring form will ensure he plays in attack, and Mano Menezes will consider whether to mix up his midfield area and give the likes of Lucas Moura and Luiz Gustavo an opportunity.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Neymar scored the match's only goal as Brazil defeated Costa Rica 1-0 in a friendly on Friday evening.
  • Mexico also won its most recent match 1-0, in a friendly victory on September 4 over Chile. Andres Guardado scored the winner.
  • Mexico coach Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre hasn't lost since making his debut as manager in February.
  • With the match hosted by the Estadio Corona - Santos Laguna's home stadium - Santos goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez earned a recall at the age of 38.
  • Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez has scored 22 goals in his first 31 appearances for Mexico.
  • Brazilian starlet Neymar has scored eight goals in his first 14 international matches.

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Mexico

Brazil

Wins
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Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Mexico MEX
Mexico Mexico
Draw
Brazil BRA
Brazil Brazil
45%
42%

Top 3 Predictions

Mexico MEX
2 - 1
Brazil BRA
Mexico MEX
1 - 3
Brazil BRA
Mexico MEX
1 - 2
Brazil BRA

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