Neymar is a critical part of Brazil’s World Cup hopes in Qatar 2022. With the five-time World champions all but assured of their spot in the upcoming World Cup, it’s a matter of getting more games under their belts as they prepare for Soccer’s biggest event.
Under Tite, Brazil have gone back to their bulldozing ways, making short work of all of their opponents in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying, Brazil sits first in the standings undefeated with 8 wins from 8 games, while it remains to be seen if they will lose their undefeated status when FIFA decides want to do with the abandon game against Argentina in the last batch of qualifiers.
Tonight, Brazil will take their show on the road as they play against last place Venezuela in Caracas. For Brazil who have a formidable squad they will have to search for the three points without their biggest star, Neymar, find out why Neymar will miss this match.
Neymar out against Venezuela
Neymar will not play against Venezuela due to yellow card accumulation; this will force Tite to reshape his line up as Brazil is predicted to field: Alisson, Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Guilheme Arana, Fabinho, Gerson, Everton Ribeiro, Lucas Paquetá, Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Barbosa.
Neymar is set to return for Brazil on Sunday, October 10th away against Colombia, meanwhile Tite is using his comfortable position in the standings to try new things with Brazil as he noted in a press conference, “Our campaign allows us to open for opportunities. It wasn't possible in the campaign for the 2018 World Cup… We are trying to grow and have players with different characteristics. Gerson, for example, is different from Fred. It is all about how you assemble.”