Brazil will kick off their FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign later tonight when they face off against Serbia in a Group G encounter. And, according to Mario Cortegana of MARCA, Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior is in line to start for the Selecao against the Serbian outfit.
Brazil have a loaded attacking department that boasts of players like Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison, Antony, Raphinha, Pedro, and Gabriel Martinelli apart from the Real Madrid duo of Vinicius and Rodrygo Goes.
So, naturally, manager Tite has a vital decision to make with regard to his attacking lineup for the game against Serbia tonight. And, as per the report, Vinicius is in line to get the nod from the kickoff versus the European nation.
The report indicates that Brazil will line up in a 4-4-2 formation on the night, which will see Vinicius get deployed on the left flank while Barcelona’s Raphinha will likely take up the right wing. Neymar and Richarlison are in line to get the nod as the two strikers.
Vinicius has been in fine form over the past year and has started the 2022/23 campaign on an impressive note. In 21 matches across all competitions for Real Madrid, the 22-year-old forward has 15 goal contributions (10 goals, 5 assists).
Recently, Brazil icon and former Barcelona defender Dani Alves praised Vinicius as well as Rodrygo, claiming that the Real Madrid duo is destined for greatness.
Vinicius has made 16 appearances for the Brazilian national team so far in his career and has managed to score just one goal.
The 22-year-old will be hoping to boost that tally in the coming weeks and help the Selecao go all the way at the World Cup, starting with the game against Serbia tonight.
Rodrygo and Eder Militao, meanwhile, will have to settle for a spot on the bench.
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