From Neymar to Jesus, Brazil’s brilliant forwards can turn any match in Qatar | Karen Carney

Each team at this World Cup has a weak unit and Brazil’s defence is getting on – but in attack Tite is spoiled for choice

Reading the Brazil attacking options aloud would make any opposition manager feel a little nervous. Tite could start with Neymar, Vinícius Júnior, Richarlison and Raphinha and if things are not going their way he has Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, Rodrygo, Antony and Pedro in reserve. They will take some stopping in Qatar.

I have always had a soft spot for Brazil – I would buy the yellow and blue kit as a kid – because of all their incredible players. We are in another era of brilliant Brazilian forwards 20 years after they last won the World Cup, when Ronaldo led them to glory. They are on a great run of form, having not lost since their Copa América final defeat by Argentina in July last year. I think they will need to face their old South American rivals again in the semi-finals and whoever gets the better of that match will become champions.

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