COVENTRY (Sporting Alert) — Brazil, one of the favourites to win the gold medal in the men’s soccer competition, will begin their Olympic quest here tonight against the Egypt at City of Coventry Arena.
Leading the way for Brazil, who have been made 1/6 favourites to win tonight’s game, are Neymar and captain Thiago Silva.
As always, Silva will be leading from the back and he is optamistic about getting off to the winning start. Santos FC forward Neymar will lead the attack alongside Hulk and Leandro Damiao.
Chelsea newly acquired playmaker Oscar will start the game as well, while Lucas Moura, a man being linked with a move to Manchester United, will begin the game from the bench, but he is also expected to be one of the highlighted talents of the tournament.
Rafael Da Silva, Marcelo and Romulo will also start, while amongst the subs are Alex Sandro, Ganso and Alexandre Pato.
Brazil v Egypt
18. Murara Neto 6. Marcelo 2. Rafael da Silva 3. Thiago Silva 4. Guilherme Juan 5. Sandro 8. Borges Romulo 10. Oscar 11. Junior Neymar 9. Da Silva Leandro Damiao 12. Hulk
Subs: 1. Ferreira Gabriel 7. Lucas Moura 13. Bortolanca Bruno Uvini 14. Danilo 15. Lobo Alex Sandro 16. Paulo Henrique Ganso 17. Alexandre Pato
Ahmed El-Shenawi 2. Mahmoud Alaa El-Din 12. Eslam Ramadan 6. Ahmed Hegazi 7. Ahmed Fathi 17. Mohamed El-Nenny 5. Mohamed Aboutriaka 13. Saleh Gomaa 14. Hossam Hassan 10. Emad Meteb 9. Gamal Marwan Mohsen
Subs: Mohamed Bassam 3. Omar Ali Fathy 4. Omar Gaber 8. Ahmed Shebab El Din 11. Mohamed Salah 15. Saad Samir 16. Ahmed Magdi
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi