But, it is Brazil's quality in the squad, which makes them a strong unit. Players such as Neymar, Fred, Hulk, Alaves, Paulinho etc terrorise their opponents with their skillful display. Though, the team might be forced to change their forward line with Hulk suffering a left leg injury, but it should not be a cause of concern for Scolari, as he has plenty of class in his squad for replacement. Bernard could be an ideal replacement for Hulk.
But, with Mexico having an impressive track record against Brazil, the hosts are not going to take them lightly, for Mexico has always proved to be a tough ask, as they have defeated Brazil seven times in the last 13 meetings, which is a significant number. Mexico also clinched the gold medal away from Brazil in the 2012 Olympic Games. But, Brazil could take confidence from their win in the last confederations cup, where they defeated Mexico 2-0.
But, there is
higher stake in the competition this time around as it is the
prestigious world cup, where Brazil is under tremendous pressure to
win the title.
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