Gabriel Jesus' Friend Accidentally Leaks Brazil World Cup Starting XI
Brazil start the World Cup as the favourites as they try to make amends for their failure on home turf four years ago, and it's easy to see why with their leaked starting XI.
How time flies. Four years ago Brazil hosted the World Cup with all the pressure on them as hosts and the team who have won it more times than anyone else.
However despite being favourites and having Neymar to pin all their hopes on they actually had a pretty average side, not playing the samba football the country is infamous for and not with a particularly great manager in Dunga.
Whilst they made it to the semi finals they were never convincing especially once Neymar was injured.
Their hopes this time are very different and Tite has them playing better football once again and they certainly have better options upfront with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino battling for the number nine spot instead of Fred and Jo.
Speaking of Jesus, the Manchester City striker's friend accidentally leaked on social media Brazil's starting XI for their opening game against Switzerland:
Journalists attended the first 15 minutes of Brazil's training session and then were asked to leave. Players' entourages were allowed to stay, though. And here comes the best part: one of Gabriel Jesus' pals posted an Instagram story and revealed Tite's XI for WC debut. Congrats!- Marcus Alves (@alves_marcus) June 13, 2018
Alisson; Danilo, Thiago Silva, Miranda and Marcelo; Casemiro, Paulinho and Philippe Coutinho; Willian, Neymar and Gabriel Jesus- Marcus Alves (@alves_marcus) June 13, 2018
Brazil kick off their tournament against the Swiss on Sunday, in the 7pm kick off, and it's a very good team that they'll be taking into that match.
Neymar will be one of the favourites for the Golden Boot but the talent they possess around him is very impressive too and there's goals throughout the team and Casemiro gives them better protection at the back then they had four years ago.
The Selecao also play Costa Rica, a week tomorrow, before finishing the Group Stage against Serbia on June 27th.
Will Neymar be holding the World Cup trophy aloft on July 15th?