Brazil take on Croatia in a crucial game for their FIFA World Cup aspirations at the Qatar 2022 quarterfinals, which is why many wonder why Antony is not in La Verde-amarela’s starting lineup.
La Canarinha will face Croatia today, Friday, November 9, for a place in the semi-finals. Brazil go into this match in good spirits having outscored South Korea four times in the Round of 16. Meanwhile, Croatia had to sweat it out to beat Japan on penalties.
Qatar 2022: Why is Antony not starting for Brazil vs. Croatia?
Just like he did in previous games, Brazil coach Tite chose to start Vinicius Junior and Raphinha on the wings, which is why Antony doesn’t have a spot in the lineup. The Manchester United star, however, could come on in the second half.
Will Brazil manage to beat Croatia even with many renowned stars on the bench?