Brazil suffered a heavy and painful defeat in 2014 World Cup in the hands of Germany. The South American giant will be hoping to redeem themselves in Russia 2018 showdown. The Samba Boys became the first country to qualify for the showpiece. This shows just how good and hungry the current team is at the moment. Today we want to look at five Brazilian stars expected to shine in Russia World Cup.

5.Casemiro

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Real Madrid has a new rock in the middle of the park and his name is general Casemiro. The Brazilian is the new Pepe at Santiago Bernabeu. He is the man doing all the dirty work in midfield and defense. Sergio Ramos is slowing down and he is lucky because the 25-year-old is there to clean everything.

The former FC Porto and Sao Paulo man will be important for the Samba Boys in Russia 2018. Some will say Paulinho can also do the job but you can’t compare a 30-year-old in decline and 25-year-old who is getting better every day.

4. Marcelo

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo is a ripe fruit for the World Cup. The full-back is an integral part of the Brazil current setup. He plays as a wing back and he is capable of winning matches for his club and country.

There are reports that the forward-thinking defender might be pushed further ahead in Russia. The 30-year-old has netted 45 goals in his career as a defender and we all know they are not tap-ins. He scores screamers like Roberto Carlos. He is capable of lighting the World in Russia showdown.

3. Philippe Coutinho

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Barcelona star player Philippe Coutinho will be waiting to shine in Russia after missing out in 2014 at home. He is one of those players capable of destroying any defense with thunderbolts from outside the box. The 25-year-old is a regular in the current Brazil setup and he knows the time is right to shine.

The attacking midfielder netted 10 goals in only 22 matches since signing for the Catalan giants. In less than, six months, he won La Liga and Copa Del Rey. The fans need to start thinking about that combination between Coutinho, Neymar, and Jesus.

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