Remember when Brazil lost 7-1 to Germany? Yeah, that's still pretty easy to remember. But if you've watched Brazil's last three matches, you start to wonder how the hell did that result happen two years ago.
And the answer has four words: Tite. The best coaching in Brazilian football took over the team just two months ago, and in his first game he made his team win in a stadium they hadn't won in 30 years by playing beautiful football; then he beat Colombia, one of the best sides in the world, by playing beautiful football; and then his team destroyed Bolivia, one of the worst sides in South America, by playing beautiful football.
The Brazilian national team is still capable of playing great football and win games with authority, and the Seleção hopes to do it again on Tuesday, in a tough trip to face Venezuela. Their biggest star, Neymar, won't play, but their rising star, Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus, will be there. So will Fernandinho, who played for Tite in the same way he has done so well for Pep Guardiola.
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 9:30pm local time, 8:30pm ET, 5:30pm PT (US), 1:30am BST (UK, next day), 6am IST (India, next day)
Manchester City players: Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, Mérida, Venezuela
Referee: Shall Attend
(Listings via LiveSoccerTV)