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


Casemiro has been one of the best players in the Qatar 2022 World Cup with Brazil, but he won’t start the final game of Group G against Cameroon. Read here to find out why Tite took this surprising decision.

Casemiro was one of the best midfielders at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. After Brazil were hit by huge injuries (Neymar and Danilo), the Manchester United star has become the leader of a team that is considered by many to be the biggest contender to lift the trophy for the sixth time in history.

Brazil opened the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Serbia. That match was incredibly difficult, especially in the first 60 minutes. However, Casemiro was the key element that decided this battle thanks to two goals from Richarlison. Then, in the second leg against Switzerland, Casemiro scored to give his team a hard-fought 1-0 win.

Although Casemiro’s move to Manchester United from Real Madrid has taken him out of the limelight, the truth is that the 30-year-old is having a fantastic World Cup in Qatar. That’s why thousands of fans are surprised not to see him in the starting line-up to face Cameroon.

Why is Casemiro not playing in Brazil vs Cameroon?

Brazil have clinched a ticket to the Round of 16 and only a disaster against Cameroon might prevent them of first place in Group G. That’s why coach Tite has decided to make a lot of changes in his starting lineup to give some players much needed resting time.

Casemiro is just 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. That’s just three days ahead. Though he’s no starting, the midfielder is indeed available to come from the bench.

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