Predicting the Brazil Starting XI to Face Italy

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Predicting the Brazil Starting XI to Face Italy
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Brazil take on Italy in Geneva on Thursday night with Luiz Felipe Scolari's plans thrown into disarray by a series of injury problems cropping up this last week ahead of the friendly encounter.

The recently installed Brazil coach will have to make do without Lucas Moura, Paulinho and Ramires for the tie, while both David Luiz and Diego Costa remain injury doubts. (Xinhua)

With that in mind, Scolari will likely be forced to select a somewhat makeshift midfield unit against Italy and hope that his players can up their game to secure a result. Brazil are in desperate need of a confidence boost.

A week ago, when the squad was announced, guessing Scolari's starting XI would have been a somewhat easier task.

Let's now, though, take a look at the side that he may choose to use in Switzerland on Thursday evening.

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