Brazil will miss Dani Alves at World Cup given importance of right-back role

After humiliation on home soil for Brazil in 2014, Ian Darke and ESPN's expert panel feel redemption could be in the cards for Neymar and company. Statistics don't win football matches, per se, but they do tell you a lot about what takes place on and off the pitch. Since manager Tite took over in June 2016, Brazil have played 19 games. Daniel Alves missed only five of them, and three of those matches were friendlies in which only domestic-based players took part; he was suspended for Paraguay's visit to Sao Paulo for the South American qualifiers on March 2017, and sat on the bench earlier this year during a friendly against Japan four…