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Gabriel Jesus or Firmino? Brazil's dilemma vs Costa Rica

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) The liveliest selection debate swirling around Brazil's national team heading into the World Cup has become more intense one game into the tournament.

Should it be Gabriel Jesus or Roberto Firmino in the lone-striker role?

A favorite of Tite's since the coach took charge in June 2016, the 21-year-old Jesus started Brazil's opening group game - a 1-1 draw against Switzerland - but struggled to impose himself.