Brazil will clash heads with Croatia at the Education City Stadium on Friday evening, hoping to pick up a positive result and progress into the semi-finals of the World Cup campaign. Tite’s side will be heading into the match on the back of a stunning 4-1 victory over South Korea, whereas Zlatko Dalic’s men recorded a thrilling 1(3)-1(1) win against Japan in the round of sixteen.
Tite will probably opt for the 4-2-3-1 formation; however, he is expected to make minimal changes for the upcoming fixture.
4-2-3-1 Brazil Predicted Lineup Vs Croatia
Alisson is expected to start in goal for the upcoming encounter. The Liverpool shot-stopper would be looking to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Friday.
Thiago Silva will continue to form the centre-half partnership with Marquinhos at the heart of Brazil’s backline.
Eder Militao is a guaranteed starter at the right back position, whereas Danilo will fill in on the other flank as the left back. The duo would be expected to stretch their side’s attack on either flank.
Lucas Paqueta and Casemiro will slot in as the central midfielders, looking to put up a strong performance and dominate the midfield proceedings against Croatia. Neymar will slot in as the attacking midfielder.
Fabinho will have to settle for a place on the bench but he might be called off the bench in the latter stages of the match if needed.
Vinicius Jr. and Raphinha will take up the wide positions, playing on the left and right wing respectively.
Richarlison is expected to lead the line for his side against Croatia. The 25-year-old striker would hope to get his name on the scoresheet when he faces off against the Croatian defence that has conceded just two goals in their last four matches.