(SportingAlert.com) — Neymar, David Luiz and Oscar all start in a very strong Brazil team lineup for today’s World Cup tuneup game against Panama in Goiania.
Head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has decided to name perhaps a team close to his starting lineup for the World Cup opener next week, with captain Thiago Silva rested.
Starting as well are Dani Alves, Marcelo and Dante in a very strong back line with Oscar being joined by Chelsea team-mate Ramires and the versatile Luiz Gustavo in midfield.
Barcelona forward Neymar lead the attack, alongside Fred and Hulk.
Among the players on the bench for the World Cup hosts in this friendly game are Hernanes, Jo, Maicon, Maxwell and Willian.
Brazil will face Serbia in another warmup game on Friday before their Group A open against Croatia at Arena Corinthians, in Sao Paulo, on June 12.
Brazil v Panama
Brazil: Julio Cesar, Dani Alves, Luiz, Dante, Marcelo, Gustavo, Ramires, Oscar, Hulk, Fred, Neymar. Subs: Jefferson, Maxwell, Henrique, Hernanes, Willian, Bernard, Jo, Maicon, Victor
Panama: McFarlane, Parrish, Roman Torres, Rodriguez, Chen, Gomez, Cooper, Henriquez, Barahona, Quintero, Munoz. Subs: Calderon, Cummings, Gabriel Torres, Machado, Carroll, Jimenez, Tejada, Nurse, Baloy, Escobar
Referee: Roberto Garcia Orozco (Mexico)
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