Brazil will begin the 2022 FIFA World Cup as favourites to lift the famous trophy in December.
The South American side shares a long and fond romance with FIFA’s showpiece event, winning it no less than five times in the past.
Considering the embarrassment of riches they have at their proposal with world class players all over the pitch, they will be quietly confident of making it six in 2022.
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They won’t have it all their own way, though, with both France and Argentina also boasting very exciting looking squads going into the month-long feast of football.
However, it simply can’t be argued that Brazil possess the most frightening attack at the tournament with coach Tite able to call on nine blistering attackers from his squad.
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Vinicius Jr and Neymar are the stand out names but Richarlison, Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus – to name but a few – are all capable of causing some serious damage.
TOKYO, JAPAN – JUNE 06: Neymar Jr. (3rd L) of Brazil celebrates scoring his side’s first goal with his teammates during the international friendly match between Japan and Brazil at National Stadium on June 6, 2022 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)
Richarlison moves Fred out of Neymar’s spot
And, according to footage that has blown up on Twitter, it seems the loyalties among that gaggle of attackers runs very deep indeed.
In the footage the Brazilians are seen preparing to have their mandatory squad photo taken when Richarlison takes exception to the spot a certain midfielder has taken up on the bench.
Without a moment’s hesitation, Richarlison is seen frog-marching Fred to the outer reaches of the bench, making it clear that the middle was for Neymar and Neymar only.
You can check out the footage in the clip below.
Video: Richarlison makes Fred move from the middle of the bench
Richarlison telling Fred the middle spot is for Neymar 😂😂
(via; @Selecaoinfo) pic.twitter.com/XmgKZD2POa
— Brasil Football 🇧🇷 (@BrasilEdition) November 19, 2022
Brazil begin their campaign with a clash against Serbia on Thursday before following that up with clashes against Switzerland and Brazil.
It’s a tricky group, but one that Brazil will be more than confident of negotiating, especially if that blood-thirsty pack of forwards start singing from the same hymn sheet.
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Argentina hoping to stop the Brazilian charge
Stopping the Brazilians is going to be quite the task for any team at the tournament but there are those that are more than capable.
A Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina got the better of the Brazilians at the 2021 Copa America and will be hoping to do the same in Qatar.
One thing is for sure, we are in for some incredible action over coming months and we simply can’t wait for kick off.
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