Brazil manager Dunga sees Manchester United’s new signing Anderson as the solution to his side’s lack of midfield creativity.
Anderson replaced Diego in the first team select during Friday’s training session. He came on at half time for the Werder Bremen star in the opening round defeat to Mexico and introduced a much needed spark to the side. He now looks set to play a starting role in Brazil’s vital second match against Chile in Maturin on Sunday.
Another possible change is the appearance of Arsenal’s Julio Baptista in place of Elano. Dunga swapped the two men at the midway point of the session.
That move would be a big one for Dunga, who is a huge admirer of the Shaktar Donetsk midfielder. He admires his gritty running from deep and has given him caps in each of his 10 games in charge.
Brazil were poor in losing their first match 2-0 to Mexico, while Chile showed character and no little bite up front in coming from behind to beat Ecuador 3-2 in one of the first round’s most entertaining games.