The Selecao's foreign-based players travel to Doha to take on the reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions in a friendly to raise money for famine-struck Somalia.
Gomaa, Fathi, Fathallah
El Mohamady, Hassan, Ghaly, Abd Rabou, Razek
Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva, Luiz, Alex Sandro
Hernanes, L. Leiva, Fernandinho, B. Cesar
Mano Menezes looks set to make a small number of changes to the team that faced Gabon. Daniel Alves returns from suspension to replace Fabio, and Alex Sandro displaces Adriano on the opposite side. Thiago Silva comes in for Luisao as David Luiz is the only defender to hold on to his place. Menezes looks set to stick with the 4-4-2 formation that his side utilized against Gabon. Real Madrid teammates Kaka and Marcelo withdrew from the squad due to injury.
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- The last meeting between these two sides came in the 2009 Confederations Cup in South Africa. Brazil came out on top, earning a 4-3 victory.
- Bob Bradley will take charge of the Pharaohs for the first time since his appointment as manager.
- Egypt is due to take on Brazil in another friendly in February next year. This game is being used to raise money for famine victims in Somalia.
- Egypt is currently 24 spots below Brazil in the FIFA Ranking. In September 2010 there were just five places separating these two sides.
- The last time Brazil played in Doha they lost to archrival Argentina 1-0, with Lionel Messi scoring the only goal.
- The Selecao have suffered just two defeats in 15 fixtures this calendar year. They also have eight victories and five draws.
- Brazil's starting XI has only managed six international goals between them, five from Daniel Alves and one from Hernanes, scored in the previous game against Gabon.