By James Agberebi:
SS Lazio’s Felipe Anderson and Monaco duo, Fabinho and Wallace, are expected to be in Brazil’s starting 11 who will face Nigeria’s U-23 Eagles in an international friendly match on Thursday night.
According to feelers from Brazil, Ederson from Benfica, Santos duo Gabigol and Thiago Maia are also expected to be in the line-up.
If this line-up is the one used, that means there is no place for Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira and Barcelona’s recovering Rafinha.
The game will take place in Cariacica, Brazil at 11pm Nigerian time.
This will be the first time since Atlanta 1996 that the U-23 Eagles and Brazil will be facing each other.
Brazil’s expected 11 against the U-23 Eagles:
Ederson (Benfica) Fabinho (Monaco) Wallace (Monaco) Rodrigo Caio (Sao Paolo) Douglas Santos (Atletico Mineiro) Thiago Maia (Santos), Rodrigo Dourado (Internacional), Felipe Anderson (Lazio) Alisson (Cruzeiro) Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras) Gabigol (Santos)