Brazil VS Tunisia Football Match Score 27 Sept 2022
Brazil take on Tunisia in an international friendly at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Both nations have qualified for the winter World Cup in Qatar, with this match representing their final match to prepare for the tournament. Brazil, who are billed as the favourites to win their first World Cup for two decades, ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against Ghana in Le Havre on Friday evening.
Marquinhos got his side off to a flier with his fifth international goal coming in only the ninth minute, while a brace from Tottenham Hotspur’s Richarlison essentially ended the match as a contest before the half-time whistle had even been blown. Unsurprisingly, Tite took the opportunity to make six changes after the break, with the match petering out as a result. The 61-year-old may perversely hope to be pushed for longer periods by Tunisia in Paris on Tuesday. That said, he will not want to see his team’s six match winning streak come to an end ahead of November’s opener against Serbia in Group G of the World Cup.
Tunisia, meanwhile, qualified for their second successive World Cup by beating Mali 1-0 on aggregate in March’s final play-off round. Having missed out on the global stage in 2010 and 2014, the Eagles of Carthage appear to have worked their way back to being one of Africa’s most solid outfits, having reached the quarter-finals or better in each of the last four African Cup of Nations. Indeed, under Jalel Kadri – who was appointed as the nation’s permanent manager after their run to the last eight in January – they are on an astonishing run of seven successive clean sheets, with Sierra Leone’s Dango Ouattara the last player to score against them in the AFCON quarter-finals in January.
As such, Kadri will have confidence that his side can make Brazil work extremely hard to score against them on Tuesday, but he will be acutely aware that coming up against A Selecao is one of the hardest tests any international side can face. Tite picked an incredibly attacking line-up against Ghana on Friday, with only Casemiro sitting in front of the back four, allowing Lucas Paqueta, Neymar, Raphinha, Vinicius Junior and Richarlison to attack.
With this match representing Brazil’s last match before facing Serbia at the World Cup, the former Corinthians boss is unlikely to make many changes, but he may rest Casemiro given his lack of game time for Manchester United lately. Liverpool’s Fabinho is the likeliest candidate to replace him at the base of midfield, but his club teammate Alisson may vacate the team to allow Ederson a chance to stake a claim in goal.
Likewise, Kadri may name the same starting XI which dispatched Comoros on Thursday, as he looks to keep a settled unit ahead of travelling to Qatar in November. Goalkeeper Bechir Ben Said has not been beaten in any of his last five starts for his country, and he should receive the nod ahead of Aymen Dahmen between the posts. Asian giants South Korea entertain the challenge of African side Cameroon in an international friendly affair at the Sangam Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
Playing in front of their fans for the final time before the World Cup takes centre-stage, South Korea will be aiming to put on a show for their supporters and we are backing them to narrowly come out on top at the end of the 90 minutes here. On Tuesday, Ecuador and Japan will both conclude their preparations for the 2022 World Cup when the two nations meet in Dusseldorf for an international friendly. The South Americans are currently unbeaten in their last five games, while Japan are also in fine form after avoiding defeat in their previous four matches.
The Parc Des Princes awaits as Brazil take to the field for their final warm-up game ahead of the upcoming World Cup. Neymar will feel right at home here at his own stadium when playing in PSG colours, ready to take on a plucky Tunisia outfit that haven’t conceded a goal in seven straight games.
While that run of clean sheets is certainly impressive, playing against one of the world’s best sides is surely going to put that record to the test like no other. Tunisia’s current solid run includes games against the likes of Mali, Equatorial Guinea and Comoros, nations that are hardly comparable with the talent of the Selecao.
With at least three scored goals in five of their last six games, Tite’s Brazil should have more than enough in the tank to put a few past Tunisia. They come into this having swept another African nation, Ghana, aside by a 3-0 scoreline in Le Havre last time out, so there’s no reason to think they won’t justify their 1/6 price about the win.
Tunisia last dined at the top table of the Friendly International, suffering a defeat on the back of a run of one point from seven matches. For their part, Brazil have enjoyed eight victories in 11 home fixtures at this level of late, so their opponents could be set for a rude awakening in what is their debut game.
Anyone looking to see goals would be advised to avoid Brazil at all costs, with no more than two being scored in 17 of the previous 20 Brazil home games at this level. It has been a similar story in away matches involving Tunisia in the Friendly International, with 14 of their previous 20 fixtures serving up under 2.5 goals.
Over the course of their most recent 13 matches at the top table of Spanish football, Brazil have been involved in just three encounters in which the net has bulged at both ends. Such an occurrence has been similarly rare in top-flight fixtures involving Tunisia, happening only once in seven attempts, so at least one of the two keepers should emerge with a clean sheet.