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Ederson, Neymar set for Brazil starts - Selecao hit the training field in Miami

12:07 BST 04/09/2019
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The five-time world champions trained in Miami on Tuesday, with coach Tite giving little away as he begins preparations for World Cup Qualification

On Tuesday, Brazil coach Tite took all 23 members of this month’s squad to the training field in Miami as the Selecao began work ahead of September’s Brasil Global Tour dates.

The five-time world champions take on Colombia this week before facing Peru and Los Angeles.

The players were divided into two groups for practice.

The first was formed by van, Daniel Alves, Marquinhos, Samir, Jorge; Allan, Igor, Bruno Henrique, David Neres; Neymar

The second featured: Ederson, Lucas Freitas, Eder Militao, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro; Fabinho, Arthur, Coutinho, Vinicius Junir; Lucas Paqueta.

Roberto Firmino was the joker in the pack, playing for both teams, while Richarlison, Fagner and Casemiro circled the pitch.

Youngsters Igor Gomes of Sao Paulo and Lucas Freitas from Flamengo, who have joined the squad in USA for experience, were called in to complete.

The day did not give much of an indication as to the starting XI that will take to the field against Colombia, but Tite’s intention this week to maintain the core group of players who delivered the Copa America while offering playing time to a number of newcomers.

Reports in the local media suggest Brazil could line up against Colombia like so: Ederson, Daniel Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro; Casemiro, Arthur; Coutinho, Neymar, Richarlison; Firmino.

Five-time world champions Brazil meet Colombia at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami on Friday 6 September 2019 before facing Peru at The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 10.