will face Colombia this Thursday (16), for another round of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. Fernando Diniz
did justice to the changes seen in the squad and also changed some pieces in the starting lineup.
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Diniz placed André, Fluminense’s midfielder and his trusted man, among the starters for the first time. Furthermore, Gabriel Martinelli gained a chance to start in the main eleven in attack. To replace Ederson, who had been a starter, Alisson took the place.
Therefore, the team that should face Colombia based on this first training session is: Alisson, Emerson Royal, Marquinhos, Gabriel Magalhães and Renan Lodi; André and Bruno Guimarães; Raphinha, Rodrygo, Vini Jr and Gabriel Martinelli
In relation to the last match, in the defeat against Uruguay, this lineup has six different names: Alisson, Emerson Royal, Renan Lodi, André, Raphinha and Gabriel Martinelli. For this match, Diniz saw several options being injured: Ederson, Casemiro, Neymar and Gabriel Jesus.
In training this Tuesday (14), the formation used was 4-2-4, with a quartet with a lot of speed in attack, a brand that has become common for Fernando Diniz, a fan of football without fixed positions.
The game against Colombia will be the first of two matches on this FIFA Date, and the ball will roll on Thursday (16), at 9pm (Brasília time), at the Metropolitano stadium.
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