Luan and Rodrigo Dourado to replace Felipe Anderson and Thiago Maia from Brazil's starting XI against Denmark
Grêmio attacker Luan and Internacional midfielder Rodrigo Dourado are expected to start for Brazil in their final group stage against Denmark.
After two goalless draws in the group stages of the men's football tournament in the Olympics, Brazil coach Rogério Micale is analysing to make changes in the starting XI against Denmark on Wednesday in Salvador. Lazio attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson, who was a starter for the national team's first two group stage matches, is expected to be replaced by Luan. Felipe Anderson was subbed off for Luan 15 minutes after the second half in the game against South Africa, while the same substitution took place on Sunday [against Iraq], but during the halftime interval. Micale will be forced to make another change to his team because Santos midfielder Thiago Maia will miss the decisive fixture with Denmark. Thiago Maia is suspended for the game after collecting two yellow cards, and should be replaced in the XI by Rodrigo Dourado.