Japan vs Brazil prediction, preview, team news and more

Brazil continue their tour of the East this week as they take on Japan in an international friendly on Monday. The Selecao have been in excellent form and are the favorites to win the match.

Japan have been impressive over the past year and managed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. The Asian giants stunned Paraguay with a 4-1 triumph last week and will need to work hard to achieve a similar result in the game.

Brazil, on the other hand, sit comfortably at the top of the CONMEBOL qualifying standings and boast an impressive squad. The visiting team beat South Korea by a 5-1 margin this week and will be confident heading into the game.

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And that meeting that took place in the locker room at #Brazilian Team after the game against South Korea? What a special visit from the Korean team! 🤝🇧🇷 https://t.co/pNrNiXSMtQ

Japan v Brazil head-to-head

Brazil have an excellent record against Japan and have won 10 of the 12 matches played between the two teams. Japan have never beaten Brazil and will be looking to create a historic moment in their footballing history next week.

The previous meeting between the two teams took place in 2017 and ended in a comfortable 3-1 victory for Brazil. Japan were outplayed that day and have a point to prove on Monday.

Guide to Forms in Japan: WDWWW

Brazil form guide: WWWWD

Japan vs Brazil Team News

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Japan must win this game


Takehiro Tomiyasu is currently injured and did not join the Japanese team this week. Yukinari Sugawara received a knock against Paraguay last week and was also kicked out of the game.

Injured: Takehiro Tomiyasu, Yukinari Sugawara

Doubtful: None

Unavailable: None

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Brazil have a strong team


Gabriel Magalhaes, Gabriel Martinelli and Ederson Moraes are yet to reach full fitness and will not feature in this game. Alisson Becker, Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior and Fabinho were rested against South Korea and will be available for selection.

Injured: Gabriel Magalhaes, Gabriel Martinelli, Ederson Moraes

Doubtful: None

Unavailable: None

Japan vs Brazil Predicted XI

Japan Predicted XI (4-3-3): Daniel Schmidt; Miki Yamane, Shogo Taniguchi, Maya Yoshida, Junya Ito; Daichi Kamada, Ao Tanaka, Wataru Endo; Kyogo Furuhashi, Takumi Minamino, Takuma Asano

Brazil Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Alisson Becker; Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Eder Militao, Alex Sandro ; Fabinho, Bruno Guimaraes; Rodrygo, Lucas Paqueta, Neymar ; Gabriel Jesus

Japan vs Brazil Prediction