For its last game before the 2022 World Cup in less than two months, the Auriverde team won a clear victory (5-1).
Gala match this Tuesday evening at the Parc des Princes. Tite’s Brazil, undefeated for more than a year, faced a Tunisia that continues to rise in power since the coach Jalel Kadri sat on the bench in late January. This last rehearsal before the World Cup turned into a demonstration, with a resounding victory of the Seleçao (5-1).
If some still doubted that Brazil was a serious candidate for the world title in Qatar, this match has probably dispelled the last questions. It is a well-trained, efficient and confident team that folded the debates even before the break. If Montassar Talbi (16th) quickly equalized after Raphinha’s opening goal (11th), Tite’s men then killed all suspense by scoring every ten minutes by Richarlison (19th), Neymar on penalty (29th) then Raphinha for the double (40th). A late intervention on Neymar earned the Tunisian defender Dylan Bronn to be sent off by Rudy Buquet (42nd). The latter had been struggling for a few minutes to keep control of a very intense match and punctuated by some scuffles.
The Seleçao silenced the Parc des Princes
The Tunisians started the second half with a numerical disadvantage and a three-goal deficit. The intensity had died down at the Parc, with the Brazilians running the ball around the Carthage Eagles’ low block. Surprisingly, Jalel Kadri’s men almost looked more dangerous in the second half, worrying Alisson several times on quick counters.
But it was Brazil who finally managed to score their fifth goal of the night, with Pedro scoring his first international goal.