Brazil boss Tite will go with Roberto Firmino as his starting striker during the Copa America, according to respected Brazilian media outlet Globo.
It’s always been a debate, inside and out of the country, which forward is best suited to lead El Selecao’s line – with Manchester City’s younger forward often preferred…
Firmino is somewhat of an enigma in his homeland, as he never made it big in the Brazilian leagues before moving to Europe – but Jesus was dreadful at the World Cup and Bobby is expected to be given the nod this time around.
While Firmino is an automatic starter at Liverpool, Jesus is a sub at City, which is actually only because of world-class Argentine Sergio Aguero ahead of him in the pecking order.
With Neymar injured, Coutinho will play on Brazil’s left-flank, with David Neres and Richarlison options for the right.
Alisson will start between the sticks, but Fabinho has bizarrely been left out of the squad, with Tite preferring Casemiro and Allan as his anchoring midfielders.
Considering Fabinho just starred in the Champions League Final, we find this a little strange, but at least our no.3 will get a nice rest ahead of pre-season.