Qatar 2022: Why is Alisson Becker not starting for Brazil vs Cameroon?

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Alisson had been Tite’s goalkeeper during the first matches in the Qatar 2022 World Cup with Brazil. However, he won’t start the final game of Group G against Cameroon. Read here to find out the reasons behind this shocking decision.

Brazil have booked their ticket to the round of 16 at the Qatar 2022 World Cup and only disaster could prevent them from topping Group G. However, that is not yet official as Switzerland’s win against Serbia with a huge goal difference can move things towards the next stage.

Brazil are one of the best teams in the tournament so far, beating Serbia 2-0 in the opening match and Switzerland 1-0 in the second match. They have six points and a draw or win against Cameroon would make them winners of Group G. That’s a huge difference as the runners-up will face Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo in the round of 16.

During the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Alisson Becker was the man for Tite as goalkeeper, one of the most important positions on the pitch. Therefore, the decision to bench him is a huge surprise with a tough opponent like Cameroon.

Why is Alisson Becker not playing in Brazil vs Cameroon?

Alisson Becker is one of many players who get a break in order to be ready for the Round of 16 matchup which most certainly will be against South Korea on Monday, December 5. Though he’s not starting, the goalkeeper is indeed available to come from the bench.

Ederson, Manchester City’s goalkeeper, gets the call in a crucial game for Brazil’s future in the tournament. The formula is very simple. First place will face South Korea and runner-up gets Portugal in a tremendous clash very early in the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

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