LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Neymar and Philippe Coutinho both start for Brazil, while Alexis Sanchez leads the attack for Chile in today’s international friendly game at Emirates Stadium.
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Neymar and Coutinho will be joined in the attack by Luiz Adriano, who is expected to play through the middle in the hunt for goals.
Head coach Dunga named a very strong lineup for this fixture, with Miranda, Thiago Silva, Marcelo and the exciting Danilo all starting in the backline.
The three-man midfield includes Souza, Fernandinho and Douglas Costa with Jefferson starting between the sticks.
For Chile, in the meantime, Sanchez, who plays at home with Arsenal on this pitch in the English Premier League, will be one of the main threats to Brazil offensively.
Starting as well is Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, who has been linked with several moves to the EPL, including a move to Arsenal and Manchester United.
Gary Medel, Mauricio Isla and Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo are also on the starting list for Chile.
Chelsea boys Oscar, Filipe Luis and Willian, in addition to Luiz Gustavo and Gabriel Paulista are all on the bench for Brazil, while the likes of Eduardo Vargas, Roberto Gutierrez and Matias Fernandez are substitutes for Chile.
Brazil come into this contest in good form after overpowering France 3-1 in their last friendly outing as Oscar, Neymar and Luiz Gustavo all made the scoresheet.
Chile, on the other hand, were beaten 2-0 by Iran in midweek.
It is understood that Manchester United have scouts at the Emirates Stadium taking a closer look at both Vidal and Miranda, who have both been linked with the club.
1. Jefferson 2. Danilo 14. Thiago Silva 3. Miranda 15. Marcelo 22. Souza 5. Fernandinho 7. Douglas Costa 21. Philippe Coutinho 10. Neymar 9. Luiz Adriano.
Subs: 12. Diego Alves 19. Willian 4. Gil 16. Fabinho 23. Marcelo Grohe 18. Roberto Firmino 11. Oscar 17. Luiz Gustavo 20. Robinho 6. Filipe Luis 8. Elias 13. Gabriel Paulista.
1. Claudio Bravo 18. Gonzalo Jara 17. Gary Medel 3. Miiko Albornoz 4. Mauricio Isla 20. Charles Aranguiz 15. Rodrigo Millar 2. Eugenio Mena 8. Arturo Vidal 21. Markel Bergara 7. Alexis Sanchez.
Subs: 5. Enzo Roco 25. Igor Lichnovsky 12. Paulo Garces 13. Juan Cornejo 22. Roberto Gutierrez 11. Mark Gonzalez 14. Matias Fernandez 9. Eduardo Vargas 19. Fabian Orellana 24. Jose Pedro Fuenzalida.