X Date: June 18, 2019 Location: Estádio Fonte Nova, Salvador - BA Injury List: Ederson, Militão Doubtful: Arthur The 3 x 0 scoreline from the opening game vs Bolivia while looking good on paper, was a let down for most. Tite for the first time since taking reigns of the Seleção heard boos from the fans at half-time. It's a big change from the only coach that has had his name chanted by the crowd back in WCQ 2018. The pressure is certainly starting to build on Tite and, having taken a roster that is supposed to fight for the title, needs to turn public opinion fast. Tite will have to decide wether to stick with the Fernandinho and Casemiro pairing in the midfield or go with a more attacking setup. On a good note, it looks like Arthur may be available. Up front Firmino (who everybody wanted to start in the WC) did not impress again. He had an assist but it was too little to convince he should be the starter. Although it may be too soon for a change. Neres and Richarlison did well but Everton came in and scored a nice goal. So Tite has some more decisions to make here. Venezuela has improved a lot (oh the times when they were the beating bag of CONMEBOL) over the years and should provide a tougher challenge than Bolivia. However they did not impress much vs Peru in their opener even if they snatched a point, so I'd expect them to play defensively like Bolivia but more organized. The Nordeste typically has a less critical fanbase. But just as a curious note, in 1989 Copa America Brasil played Venezuela and Peru at Fonte Nova. Brazil and Lazaroni were heavily booed before the match because Charles, who played for Bahia and was a local fan favorite, was cut in favor of Baltazar who was a Lazaroni player from Vasco days. Brasil won 3 x 1 but played badly. It was Venezuela's 1st ever goal vs Brasil. Baltazar also missed 2 of the most ridiculous chances you will ever see giving more reason for the fans to feel frustrated. I've read attendance was 13,000 (in an 80k capacity stadium) but wiki says it was 35k. In the 2nd game, we played terrible again and tied Peru 0 x 0. Attendance was an embarassing 8,200 and Renato Gaucho famously got hit by an egg as the team entered the field.