Friday 17 January 2020

Neymar to be Brazilian centurion

100TH cap: Neymar
100TH cap: Neymar

Neymar will win his 100th cap for Brazil when the five-time World Cup winners face Senegal for the first time today.

Head coach Tite has named a strong side for the friendly in Singapore, with Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson and team-mate Gabriel Jesus in the starting XI alongside Liverpool's Roberto Firmino.

Neymar has scored 61 goals in his 99 appearances for Brazil to date, just one behind Ronaldo and 16 adrift of record holder Pele.

Both sides come into the fixture in good form with Brazil winning the Copa America this summer and Senegal reaching the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, where they lost to Algeria.

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane will line out for Senegal. Brazil also face Nigeria in a friendly in Singapore on Sunday.

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