BRZ vs PER Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
It's the top of the table clash in Group C as Brazil play Peru in a potential round-of-16 clincher at Corinthians Arena.
The first match is always difficult, with the nerves, adrenaline of representing your country and the pressure to meet the expectations all playing a big part in a player's performance. The hosts got the better of every emotion in Game-1 though, starting the tournament with a straightforward 3-0 win over Bolivia.
But Brazil were substandard in game-2, as far as finishing or taking a decision in the final 3rd is concerned. No wonder, the home bans booed off their own team after the final whistle against Venezuela at Fonte Nova Arena. The game ended in a stalemate, despite Tite's team seeing almost 70% of the ball.
But Brazil are on course to secure a last-16 berth, the first target of the team. A win over Peru in their final game will see them top the Group A.
Peru brought their campaign back on track after a 0-0 draw in the opening game, winning 1-3 against Bolivia.
This Copa America 2019 match will be played between Peru and Brazil at Corinthians Arena, in São Paulo, Brazil. The ground has a capacity of 49,205. The game will start at 12:30 AM (IST), on Sunday, June 23.
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Football fans in India will be disappointed as CONMEBOL Copa America Brasil 2019 failed to land a broadcast partner for the sub-continent.
However, CONMEBOL has launched an official mobile application of the tournament, which offers all the information of the tournament at one place. The application is available on Google Play Store and Apple's App Store.
Recent form (Last six matches) Peru – W L W L D W Brazil – D W W W W D
Peru Team News:
Ricardo Gareca has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the big game against Brazil and will most probably go with the same XI which started the match against Bolivia.
Here is the full Peru squad for the Copa America 2019:
Goalkeepers: Pedro Gallese, Patricio Alvarez, Carlos Caceda
Defenders: Luis Advincula, Aldo Corzo, Alexander Callens, Miguel Araujo, Carlos Zambrano, Miguel Trauco, Anderson Santamaria, Luis Abram
Midfielders: Yoshimar Yotun, Christian Cueva, Edison Flores, Renato Tapia, Jesus Pretell, Paolo Hurtado, Christofer Gonzales
Forwards: Paolo Guerrero, Andre Carillo, Jefferson Farfan, Raul Ruidiaz, Andy Polo
Possible ins or outs of this game:
Gareca did make one change in Game-2, replacing Christofer Gonzáles in the midfield with more attack-minded Andy Polo. It what was a tactical move which saw Yoshimar Yotún moving in a little behind in the midfield. Expect the same tactics from Peru in this match.
One player who could give the manager food some selection headache is Edison Flores, who came off the bench to score a goal in the last game.
Neymar remains out inured and will be missing the whole tournament with an ankle ligament injury. The PSG star is the only player who is missing from Tita's final 23-man squad for the Copa America squad. Willian has been named as his replacement.
Here is Brazil's final Copa America squad:
Goalkeepers: Alisson, Ederson, Cassio
Defenders: Filipe Luis, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marquinhos, Eder Militao, Dani Alves, Fagner, Alex Sandro
Midfielders: Allan, Lucas Paqueta, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Casemiro, Fernandinho, Arthur
Forwards: Everton, David Neres, Richarlison, Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus
Possible ins or outs of this game:
No changes are expected at the back. If there is any, it will most probably come at the left-back. In that case, Éder Militão may replace Filipe Luiz, but it's highly unlikely.
Fernandinho and Casemiro started against Bolivia, but Tite went with the fit-again Arthur for Game-2, with Manchester City player dropping down to the bench. Expect Casemiro and Arthur to start again.
Everton Soares has shone from the bench and got himself a goal in Game-1. He could replace David Neres in the three-man attacking midfield.
Roberto Firmino was given the nod in the first two games, but Gabriel Jesus is pushing for a start.