How many of Brazil’s squad would get in the England first XI?

Cardiffdaffs

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Richarlison over Kane? The same Richarlison who would never start ahead of him at Spurs. With him yeah, but never instead of.

Kane is truly world class.
But with respect you are making the same error as one or two comments on another thread. As has been pointed out Richarlison is Brazil's number 9 for a reason - with great players around him that will create and score too that mercurial talent he has is an extra bit special - something he hasn't enjoyed at Watford, Everton ( relegation battles) or Spurs (well its Spurs). With Neymar in my team I would have Richy over Kane.
 

Marvanelli

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Alisson is an easy pick

Silva/Marquinhos to replace Maguire. Another easy pick.

Casemiro is well ahead of Rice. Another easy pick.

Vini Jr is without doubt better than Sterling. Another easy pick.

Then with the way they play Neymar (behind the striker) then he'd walk in ahead of Mason Mount. Another easy pick.

There's certainly a few up for debate too.

As for Kane v Richarlison. Is that really a debate? Not only Brazil but pretty much every single nation out there would dream of having Kane. Another easy pick.

Jude and Saka definitely get in the best 11. Another 2 easy picks.

Then Stones should make that 11, however it could be argued that Silva & Marquinhos is a better partnership - Brazil's defensive numbers are quite sensational.

Then it's down to the full backs. I'd probably plump for both Shaw/Trippier, however there's an argument for Danilo/Sandro

5 Brazilians & 6 English.
 

Expat Smoggie

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We’ll have to wait maybe another couple of games to make a good judgement on Brazil. Serbia played one upfront and really offered nothing except some fleeting moments but they were gone in a blink of an eye. I’d say that other teams will be looking at the Brazil midfield as a possible opportunity to exploit. Then there’s the attrition with Brazil’s back line. Who knows.
 

changingman

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Yep, I think a better team can get at that midfield. There's only Casemiro who is half decent without them all.

That said, they could go to a defensive two in the middle, with Fred coming in, but it's still not up there with the best teams.
 

Priv

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Yep, I think a better team can get at that midfield. There's only Casemiro who is half decent without them all.

That said, they could go to a defensive two in the middle, with Fred coming in, but it's still not up there with the best teams.
Left Full back is huge a weak link as well, Telles can’t defend at all, decent with the ball but he’s hopeless defensively.
 
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