TEXAS (Sporting Alert) — Fresh off their 4-1 win over the United States last week, Brazil will continue its Olympic Games preparation with another friendly game against another CONCACAF giants, Mexico.
Both teams have been in winning form, which makes the contest at the colourful Cowboys Stadium more interested to watch.
Brazil have once again kept its attacking formation for this game with coach Mano Menezes naming Hulk, Leandro Damiao and Neymar to lead his forward line.
Hulk netted a brace against Denmark in the 3-1 win a weekend ago, while Neymar returned to the starting team to score against the Americans in midweek.
AC Milan’s Thiago Silva and Marcelo of Real Madrid, who both scored in the victory over USA, have both been named in the starting team again for this afternoons contest.
Milan forward Alexandre Pato and Manchester United wing-back Rafael Da Silva are both amongst the substitutes.
Meanwhile, Manchester United striker Javier Hernández, who scored the winner for Mexico as a sub in their last friendly, heads up the attacking options, alongside Tottenham’s Giovani dos Santos, who also was on target in the 2-1 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina on Thursday.
Brazil v Mexico Teams
12. Jose de Jesus Corona, 2. Maza Francisco Rodriguez, 3. Carlos Salcido, 13. Severo Meza, 15. Hector Moreno, 20. Jorge Torres Nilo, 7. Pablo Barrera, 17. Jesus Zavala, 18. Andres Guardado, 10. Giovani dos Santos, 14. Javier Hernandez.
Subs: 1 Guillermo Ochoa 22 Alfredo Talavera 19 Hugo Ayala 16 Israel Jimenez 4 Rafael Marquez 6 Edgar Andrade 23 Edgar Lugo 5 Jesus Molina 21 Luis Ernesto Perez 8 Angel Reyna 9 Aldo de Nigris
12. Rafael Barbosa, 3. Thiago Silva, 6. Marcelo, 14. Juan, 21. Danilo, 5. Sandro, 8. Romulo, 10. Oscar, 9. Leandro Damiao, 11. Neymar, 20. Hulk
Subs: Jefferson 1 Neto 22 Victor Giuliano 18 Alex Sandro 23 Lucas Moura 7 Wellington Nem 17 Alexandre Pato 19