Brazil, the hosts of Copa America, kicked things off with a relatively comfortable 3-0 win over Venezuela and since, they have beaten Peru 4-0 and Colombia 2-1, putting Brazil top of the group winning all 3 games so far. Brazil have displayed some interesting structures and principles picking up great form, which we will attempt to understand and explain in this tactical analysis piece.
Tite deployed a lopsided 4-4-2 diamond of sorts – Danilo and Renan Lodi have been the main starting full-backs, with Casemiro holding in front of the two central defenders. Fred has played an interesting role on the left side of central midfield whilst Lucas Paquetá has been roaming around on the right side. Gabriel Jesus has taken up a position out wide on the right-flank with Neymar partnering Richarlison up top. This is how they lined up in their opening game with Tite then making some personnel changes in the other two games but with the structure and principle remaining the same.
Considering their line up and their successful performance in 2020, Brazil are one of the favourites for the Copa America triumph. They need to defend their 2019 title and if they stay consistent and stick to what they do best – be creative in attack and concentrated in defence they have high chances to outplay their opponents.
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