Preview Brazil - Ivory Coast

Compartilho com vocês, meus seguidores, minha matéria sobre Brasil e Costa do Marfim publicada ontem pelo jornal inglês Guardian. Era uma espécie de apresentação do jogo, confira aqui, incluindo a parte feita por um jornalista marfinense.

Abaixo, meu texto na íntegra:

Dunga should not be as defensive as usual in this one. One option is to drop Felipe Melo and bring in Ramires or Daniel Alves, because it will increase the chances of giving Luís Fabiano more of the ball than he had as a lone striker against North Korea. The Sevilla forward is one key player, and another is Kaká. If these two play as well as they can, Brazil should win. In my opinion, Thiago Silva is now in better form than Juan, and Alves would be a better bet at left-back than Michel Bastos, who plays as a midfielder at Lyon. Like many Brazilians, I'm really upset with Dunga. He left technical players in Brazil, Neymar and Paulo Henrique Ganso, Ronaldinho is better than Julio Baptista and the defensive midfielders (Silva, Melo, Josué and Kléberson) are too slow. The team lack imagination: we're more like Italy than Brazil. Take care with Drogba!

Expected line-up (4-4-2)

Júlio César; Maicon, Lúcio, Thiago Silva, Daniel Alves; Gilberto Silva, Ramires, Elano, Kaká; Robinho, Luís Fabiano.