BELO HORIZONTE (SportingAlert.com) — Fernandinho gets the start for Brazil in today FIFA World Cup last 16 clash with Chile at Estadio Mineirao, with live streaming on ESPN3.com and Watch ABC.
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Fernandinho gets the start ahead of Paulinho, who is on the bench, with Luiz Gustavo playing in the middle as well.
Energetic defender David Luiz has recovered from a slight back problem to partner captain Thiago Silva in the center of the back line.
Poster-boy Neymar will lead the attack for the hosts, with Hulk, Oscar and Fred, who again is the starting center forward, also in the lineup.
Ramires, Willian, Maicon, Hernanes and Dante are all amongst the substitutes.
For Chile, midfielder Arturo Vidal, as expected, returns to the starting XI after resting in the defeat to the Netherlands in the final group game.
Eugenio Mena, Mauricio Isla, Charles Aránguiz and Marcelo Díaz all start as well in a very packed midfield, while defender Gary Medel has recovered from an ankle injury to start in defense.
Barcelona forward Alexis Sánchez and Eduardo Vargas lead the attacking line as Chile seeks to cause an upset by knocking out the pre-World Cup favourites.
Brazil v Chile
Brazil: Julio Cesar, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, Luiz, Marcelo, Fernandinho, Gustavo, Hulk, Oscar, Neymar, Fred. Subs: Jefferson, Paulinho, Dante, Maxwell, Henrique, Ramires, Hernanes, Willian, Bernard, Jo, Maicon, Victor
Chile: Bravo, Mena, Isla, Silva, Alexis, Vidal, Vargas, Medel, Jara, Aranguiz, Diaz. Subs: Toselli, Albornoz, Carmona, Pinilla, Valdivia, Rojas, Orellana, Beausejour, Gutierrez, Fuenzalida, Paredes, Herrera
Referee: Howard Webb (England)