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Tite takes action to save Brazil.


UNDER-FIRE Tite is expected to tear up his gameplan and change up his starting XI as struggling Brazil face a crunch clash against Peru tonight.

The samba stars are currently level on points with their opponents and need to avoid defeat to finish first in the table and set up a favourable draw.

But even their progress to the next round might not be enough for their fans.

Brazil have been booed off in their previous two group games - a 3-0 win over Bolivia followed by a 0-0 draw with Venezuela.

And boss Tite, who has missed injured Neymar immensely, looks set to take drastic action with front men David Neres, Richarlison and Roberto Firmino yet to find the net.

He said: "We weren't effective enough in the attack against Venezuela. We needed to be more precise up front to translate our superiority into goals.

Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus has come off the bench in both matches so far and could finally start in a refreshed attack.

Gremio ace Everton is a favourite of the fans and Tite could thrown him in to cajole some much needed goodwill from the stands.

Meanwhile, Neymar's future is still up in the air with the PSG superstar now almost certain to leave the French champions.

Reports in Spain claim Real Madrid were preparing a PS115m bid, plus Gareth Bale, to seal the deal.

But rivals Barcelona have now stepped up interest as they look to bring him back to the Nou Camp with a PS90m deal that would include Philippe Coutinho.

LAST NIGHT Copa America Group C - Uruguay 2, Japan 2. Africa Cup of Nations Group A - Egypt L, Zimbabwe L. Euro U-21s Group C - England 2, Romania 4; France 1, Croatia 0. FOOTBALL TODAY Women's World Cup last 16 - Germany v Nigeria (4.30); Norway v Australia (8.0).

Copa America Group A - Bolivia v Venezuela (8.0), Peru v Brazil (8.0).

African Nations Cup Group A - Congo DR v Uganda (3.30); Group B - Nigeria v Burundi (6.0), Guinea v Madagascar (9.0).



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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Geographic Code:3BRAZ
Date:Jun 22, 2019
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