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Brazil lineup: Diniz puts Andre in the starting lineup with Vinny, Rodrigo, Rafinha and Martinelli |  Brazilian team

Brazil lineup: Diniz puts Andre in the starting lineup with Vinny, Rodrigo, Rafinha and Martinelli | Brazilian team

Alisson, Emerson Royal, Marquinhos, Gabriel Magalhaes and Renan Lodi; Andre and Bruno Guimarães; Rafinha, Rodrigo, Vinny Junior and Gabriel Martinelli. This is the formation that Fernando Diniz sent onto the field on Tuesday, in Granja Comari, in Teresópolis, in the first training session aimed at the confrontation with Colombia, on Thursday, in Barranquilla.

Fernando Diniz talks to the players during national team training in Granja Comari – Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

The squad includes six new faces compared to the team that lost to Uruguay in the final round of qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, in Montevideo, next October. Only the defense duo, Bruno Guimarães, remained in the midfield and Vinny and Rodrigo in attack. Diniz lost several key players due to injury, such as Ederson, Casemiro, Neymar and Gabriel Jesus – who is in Teresópolis watching the match with Argentina on the 21st.

The coach used Brazil in a 4-2-4 formation, with Martinelli and Raphinha open on the flanks and the Vini-Rodrigo duo inside, closing in and talking like at Real Madrid. Tuesday’s activity was closed to the press for its first hour, with Diniz working on the tactical portion.

Brazil will face Colombia at the Metropolitano Stadium, next Thursday, at nine o’clock in the evening (Brasilia time), in the fifth round of the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup. On Tuesday the 21st, the opponent will be Argentina, at exactly 9:30 p.m. In Maracanã.

With seven points, the Seleção is third in the competition, behind Argentina with 12 points, and the Uruguayans, who also have seven points, the same three-goal difference, but they have scored another goal: 8 to 7. South America offers six direct places for the World Cup, which will be held in America. Northern (United States, Canada and Mexico). The seventh-placed team qualifies for the replay.

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See what the team’s roster of players in FIFA history looks like:

  • Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Pinto (Atletico PR), Lucas Perry (Botafogo).
  • Aspects: Carlos Augusto (Inter Milan), Emerson Royal (Tottenham), Renan Lodi (Olympique Marseille).
  • Defenders: Bremer (Juventus), Gabriel Magalhaes (Arsenal), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Nino (Fluminense).
  • Midfielders: Andre (Fluminense), Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Joelinton (Newcastle), Rafael Vega (Palmereis).
  • Attackers: Andrik (Palmereis), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Paulinho (Atletico Madrid), Pepe (Porto), Rafinha (Barcelona), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Vinny Junior (Real Madrid).