The Brazilian national team is finally starting to erase the image of the 7-1 humiliation at the hands of Germany two years ago. That loss should have sparked a revolution in the national team, but the terrible Dunga came in and helped that mediocre team from 2014 be even worse. Thankfully the mistake was corrected, Dunga was fired an in came Tite, the absolute best Brazilian manager around.
Tite's first two games in charge led to two convincing victories against very tough opponents in Ecuador and Colombia, and the Brazilian coach now hopes to win big in two games again very weak opposition over the next five days. The first challenge is Bolivia, and the Seleção should comfortably win it on Thursday with two Manchester City stars in the starting lineup: Fernandinho and the very exciting Gabriel Jesus, who may get a goal or three.
Date/Time: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 9:45pm local time, 2:45am CET (Europe, next day), 1:45am BST (UK, next day), 6:15am IST (India, next day)
Manchester City players: Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho
Venue: Arena das Dunas, Natal, Brazil
Referee: Wilson Lamoroux (COL)
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