The Brazilian team will make the final friendly of the year this Tuesday at 10:30 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Tite's team meets South Korea at Mohammed bin Zayedem Abu Dhabi Stadium to end the year with a win after five friendly matches without victory.
Coming from defeat to Argentina in a friendly last Friday in Saudi Arabia, the team will have five changes. This time, Tite opened the lineup. The coach will keep Paquetá in the middle and throw Coutinho in front with Richarlison. In the middle of the field is the news Fabinho, in Casemiro's vacancy.
– Lodi did well at the games. Fabinho built these stages, when he entered it went well. Paquetá is a follow-up opportunity. Richarlison prefers to play at 9. Having Coutinho aside goes back to where he produced the most. Richarlison said that in the national team he prefers to play 9 and he produces well, he is a terminal player, with a very high final ability – justified national team coach.
Tite and Richarlison at the Brazilian team's latest training in Abu Dhabi – Photo: Pedro Martins / MowaPress
South Korea is number 39 in the FIFA ranking, the third best placed on the Asian continent. In the qualification for the World Cup 2022 he is group H leader with eight points (two wins and two draws). In the final round, they will go from 0 to 0 with Lebanon last Thursday.
TV Globo broadcasts with story by Luis Roberto, comments by Roger Flores and Caio Ribeiro. In Whistle Central, PC Oliveira. With reports by Carlos Gil and Edgard Alencar.
On SporTV, Gustavo Villani tells the match. Mauricio Noriega and Muricy Ramalho comment. With report by Bruno Cortes.
GloboEsporte.com follows in real-time, with exclusive videos, and broadcasts live after both teams' interviews after the game.
Coach Tite makes five changes in his defeat to Argentina. The idea is to come back with similar training as qualifying. Therefore, Coutinho is back to the position that acted in large parts of the Brazilian campaign in the World Cup 2022. In the front leaves Firmino and Richarlison, more aggressive and striker in the area. Unlike the Liverpool striker.
Brazil's likely troops against South Korea are Alisson, Danilo, Marquinhos, Éder Militão and Renan Lodi; Fabinho, Arthur and Paquetá; Gabriel Jesus, Coutinho and Richarlison.
Brazil has five changes from the team that started the match against Argentina – Photo: GloboEsporte.com
South Korea – Coach Paulo Bento
Portugal's Paulo Bento, a former coach in Portugal and with a short spell at Cruzeiro (17 games, with six wins, eight losses and three draws), Portuguese Paulo Bento will hold the base team as a tie with Lebanon 0-0 for the Asian qualifiers . Last thursday. The likely lineup is: Seung Gyu Kim, Yong Lee, Min-Jae Kim, Young Gwon Kim, Jin-Su Kim; Woo-Young Jung, Hwang, In-Beom, Tae Hee Nam; Ui Jo Hwang and Heung-Min Son as well.
Ammar Al Jeneibi whistles the match, assisted by Ahmed Al Rashidi, Jassem Abdulla Al Ali and Hamed Ali Yousef. All are from the United Arab Emirates.