(Sporting Alert) — Neymar starts for Brazil in tonight friendly football international with Portugal, but as expected there is no Cristiano Ronaldo for the Portuguese.
Neymar, the Barcelona forward plays alongside Jo in the attack for the 2014 World Cup hosts, who are coming off a convincing 6-0 win over Australia in their last friendly match.
Veteran full-back Maicon starts again for Brazil, following his recall to squad, while captain Thiago Silva,
David Luiz and Maxwell plays in the backline as well.
Paulinho, Luiz Gustavo, Ramires and Bernard all start as well.
Meanwhile, Manchester United winger Nani is among the starters for Portugal, with Fabio Coentrao, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Miguel Veloso, Raul Meireles and Joao Moutinho starting as well.
Brazil v Portugal
Brazil: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Thiago Silva, Luiz, Maxwell, Paulinho, Gustavo, Ramires, Bernard, Jo, Neymar
Subs: Jefferson, Marcos Rocha, Fernando, Lucas Moura, Hernanes, Alexandre Pato, Oscar, Dante, Henrique
Portugal: Rui Patricio, Joao Pereira, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Fabio Coentrao, Veloso, Vieirinha, Meireles, Joao Moutinho, Nani, Nelson Oliveira
Subs: Eduardo, Andre Martins, Lica, Ricardo Costa, Luis Neto, Adrien Silva, Josue, Antunes, Ruben Amorim, Postiga, Lopes
Referee: Juan Guzman (USA)