As part of their preparations for the Olympic Games in London the seleÒ«Ã£o take on the USA in Washington DC tonight.
Mano Menezes has announced his team and made two changes from the team that beat Denmark 3-1 on Saturday. Neymar starts in place of Lucas Moura and Santos keeper Rafael Cabral makes his debut for the seleÒ«Ã£o and takes the place of Jefferson.
Explaining the inclusion of Neymar for Lucas, Mano Menezes said: â€œThe tactical positioning is the same as against Denmark. The difference is that Neymar is living a special moment compared to Lucas although people expect big things from Lucas, myself included. But we have to recognise that Neymar is on a different level.â€
Thanks for clearing that up Mano, as if anybody has any doubts.
Anyway, I didnâ€™t see Saturdayâ€™s game. Did anybody? Would be good to have your thoughts if you did. Hulk scored two goals and itâ€™s good to see him finally get a decent chance and take it for the seleÒ«Ã£o.Â Iâ€™m assuming heâ€™ll start on the right of the attack against the USA with Neymar on the left and Leandro DamiÃ£o in the middle.
Full team: Rafael Cabral, Danilo, Thiago Silva, Juan, Marcelo; Sandro, RÃ´mulo, Oscar; Neymar, Hulk, Leandro DamiÃ£o
Reserves: Neto, Rafael, Bruno Uvini, Alex Sandro, Casemiro, Lucas, Giuliano, Alexandre Pato, Wellington Nem