Our number one but Brazil’s number two.
I would have him in front of Alisson but I guess you could say I’m being biased; I’ve got those blue-tinted glasses on again.
Brazil normally come to World Cups with their samba style, dominating and playing skilful attacking football that all neutrals love to see. That leaves holes to expose in their defence, their particular weakness in the last decades on the big stage.
Their attacking flair has been boosted by a strong defence which could relinquish Neymar, Vinicius Junior, Raphinha and co. Casemiro and Fabinho are now just as important in that squad dynamic given the balance and strength in all areas.
Former City stars, Gabriel Jesus and Danilo, are also in the squad and have another chance to claim City rights should they go all the way.
Brazil will face a group where they anticipated to top easily as they are expected to bypass Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon. A potential semi-final against other favourites and rivals, Argentina, may curtail their quest to win the golden trophy.
Chance of winning the World Cup: Very Good – Easily progress from the group and will look to go past Argentina (possibly after Saudi Arabia) to be in the final. Very much capable with the squad and momentum behind them.