Convened for the first time by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari to play for Brazil, Fernandinho (Manchester City) and Rafinha (Bayern München) will start the game this Wednesday, 5 in Johannesburg against South Africa as holders. It is the great opportunity that the two players have to get a spot in the group that will debut at the World Cup on June 12 against Croatia, in São Paulo.
They replace Luiz Gustavo and Dani Alves, respectively. But in fact Rafinha should be struggling for the position of Maicón, once Dani is probably the first choice for the position.
Full team roster that starts the game today is as follows: Julio Cesar; Rafinha, Thiago Silva, David Luiz and Marcelo; Fernandinho, Paulinho and Oscar, Hulk, Neymar and Fred.