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  • October 11, 2011
  • • 9:40 PM
  • • Estadio Nuevo Corona, Torreón
  • Referee: M. Mejia
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International Friendly Preview: Mexico - Brazil

International Friendly Preview: Mexico - Brazil

Giovani dos Santos, Mexico (Getty Images)

El Tri welcomes the Selecao to Torreon for a high-profile friendly encounter on Tuesday night.



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

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

ROSTER

Goalkeepers: Oswaldo Sanchez (Santos Laguna), Aldredo Talavera (Toluca)

Defenders: Efrain Juarez (Real Zaragoza/Spain), Rafael Marquez (New York Red Bulls/MLS), Hector Moreno (Espanyol/Spain), Sergio Perez (Monterrey), Francisco Javier Rodriguez (VFB Stuttgart/Germany), Carlos Salcido (UANL Tigres), Jorge Torres Nilo (UANL Tigres)

Midfielders: Edgar Andrade (Jaguares), Pablo Barrera (Real Zaragoza/Spain), Israel Castro (Cruz Azul), Andres Guardado (Deportivo La Coruna/Spain), Jesus Molina (Club America), Zinha (Toluca)

Forwards: Giovani dos Santos (Tottenham/England), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United/England), Oribe Peralta (Santos Laguna), Angel Reyna (Club America)
Brazil (4-2-3-1)

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

Brazil

ROSTER

Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Neto (Fiorentina.Italy)

Defenders: Adriano (Barcelona/Spain), Daniel Alves (Barcelona/Spain), David Luiz (Chelsea/England), Dede (Vasco da Gama), Fabio (Manchester United/England) Marcelo (Real Madrid/Spain), Rever (Atletico Mineiro), Thiago Silva (AC Milan/Italy)

Midfielders: Elias (Sporting/Portugal), Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk/Ukraine), Hernanes (Lazio/Italy), Lucas (Sao Paulo), Lucas Leiva (Liverpool/England), Luiz Gustavo (Bayern Munich/Germany), Oscar (Internacional), Sandro (Tottenham/England),

Forwards: Fred (Fluminense), Hulk (Porto/Portugal), Jonas (Valencia/Spain), Kleber (Porto/Portugal), Neymar (Santos), Ronaldinho (Flamengo)

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 Sept. 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, as he boasts a 10-0-4 record.
  • Brazil goalkeeper Jefferson is hoping to stake his claim for his country's number one spot with Inter keeper Julio Cesar out of the match with an injury.
  • 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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Available Squads
1JeffersonGoalkeeper
2Daniel AlvesDefender
4David LuizDefender
3Thiago SilvaDefender
6MarceloDefender
-Lucas Leiva
7LucasMidfielder
7FernandinhoMidfielder
-Ronaldinho
12HulkStriker
11NeymarStriker
-Adriano
-Jonas
-Elias
8HernanesMidfielder

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