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Brazil vs Nigeria: Five Selecao players to watch out for

16:01 SAST 2019/10/12
Brazil Copa America 2019
Goal takes a look at the South American dangermen who could pose a threat to the Super Eagles in Singapore on Sunday

  • Neymar Brazil 2019

    #1 Neymar

    The biggest name in the yellow shirt is still working his way to full fitness having faced series of injuries and suspensions. As a result, he missed much of the second half of the 2018-19 season and the entire Copa America which Brazil won on their turf. Neymar has now reached 100 caps for the Selecao which is a sign of his immense value to the team, even considering his trouble-filled career.

  • Everton Brazil 2019

    #2 Everton

    The Gremio forward has been a key member of Tite's squad since making his debut in September 2018. He dazzled in the Copa America triumph in the summer, with his three goals so far for Brazil, all coming in the tournament, including the final.

  • Philippe Coutinho Brazil 2019-20

    #3 Philippe Coutinho

    The 27-year old looks settled in Bayern Munich having moved on loan from Barcelona, where he's had a frustrating time. Coutinho remains a key player in Tite's plans and whenever he brings his 'A game', he can be a nightmare to opposing defenders.

  • Arthur Brazil Venezuela Copa America 2019

    #4 Arthur

    Another player coach Tite has a lot of faith in. He has been part of each squad since a 2-0 victory over the US last year, failing to feature only twice in a pre and post Copa America friendly. Arthur's passing and vision with the ball makes Brazil's midfield all the more lethal.

  • Gabigol Gabriel Barbosa

    #5 Gabriel Barbosa

    As much as Brazil has talent flourishing abroad, they aren't short of it back home either, with Gabriel Barbosa making waves. The Inter Milan loanee presently leads the top scorers chart in the Brazilian top-flight with an astonishing 18 goals from the same number of games. He also has five goals in the Copa Libertadores. Barbosa has not played for the Selecao since the 2016 Copa America Centenario in the United States, and should he feature on Sunday night, Nigeria could be in for a tough outing.