Brazil confirm starting XI friendly – Manchester United target and Liverpool star involved

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Brazil will play Mexico in a pre-Copa America friendly game this weekend. Kickoff is on Sunday at 4pm ET.

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Brazil have taken the unusual step of naming their starting side well in advance of the game.

It sees Manchester United and Arsenal target Roberto Firmino partnered in attack with Shandong Luneng striker Diego Tardelli.

Firmino, who currently plays for Hoffenheim in Germany, is one of the most in-demand players anywhere in the world this summer. The 23 year old has scored 32 goals in his last two seasons for the club.

Elsewhere, it was announced that Jefferson from the recently relegated Botafogo would start in goal, David Luis would partner Miranda in the centre of the defence, Danilo and Felipe Luis would play at full-back, and the midfield would be made up of the quartet of Liverpool’s Coutinho, Elias, Fernandinho, and Willian.

The Mexico team has not been announced yet.

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