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Top 5 – Alternative games to watch during the international break

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Brazil – Panama

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MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 20: Richarlison of Brazil. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Like with most fixtures on this list, you have to do a bit of digging to see why this game would be of interest. On the face of it, Brazil should sweep Panama aside with relative ease.

The intrigue for this game, then, is the absence of Neymar. Brazil are always worth watching when the PSG man is absent.

When he’s in the squad everything revolves around him, such is the level of his talent and gravitas of personality, so it makes for interesting viewing when he isn’t there.

Him not being there allows lesser lights, the likes of Richarlison, David Neres and Felipe Anderson, to step up and make their mark. That’s well worth your attention, as is the potential debut of AC Milan starlet Lucas Paqueta.