Original title: Brazil VS Bolivia preview: Neymar's play is doubtful
At 8:30 on October 10th, Beijing time, in the first round of the 2022 Qatar World Cup South American qualifiers, Brazil played against Bolivia at home.
The two sides have had 29 historical clashes. Brazil has 19 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses. Brazil has won 6 wins, 1 draw and remained undefeated in the past 7 home games against Bolivia. The last match was in the America's Cup in June 2019, when Brazil won 3-0, Coutinho had two goals in 3 minutes, and the Everton World Wave.
In the last world preliminaries, Brazil lost 0-2 away to Chile in the first game. The first five rounds of the match only achieved two victories. In addition to the poor performance of the 2016 Copa America, the then coach Dunga was fired, and Tite was ordered to pick up San The coach of the Pakistan Army. Since then, Tite led Brazil to win 9 consecutive World Cup preliminaries and locked Russia's World Cup tickets in advance. Prior to this, Brazil had good results in the first round of the World Preliminaries, with 6 wins and 4 draws in the first round of the 10 World Preliminaries.
Although Neymar's position in Brazil is not as good as that of legends such as Pele, Zico and Ronaldo, his statistics are very close to them. Since completing his Brazilian debut in August 2010, Neymar has played 101 times on behalf of the Samba Army and scored 61 goals. In the history of the team, Neymar and Ta Farrell ranked fifth, the distance ranking Lucio, who is fourth, is only 4 games behind; Neymar is in third place in the history of the team, only one goal behind Ronaldo, who is ranked second. In other words, if Neymar scored twice in this game, he will not only surpass Tafarel in the history of the team to occupy the fifth place, but will also surpass Ronaldo to rise to the second place in the history of the team. However, the Brazilian team doctor disclosed before the game that Neymar is unwell and it is not clear whether he can play. If he is absent, it will have a serious impact on the attack line of the Samba Army.