Date: June 24, 2021
Time: 5:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Olympic Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
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The Copa America group stage continues and the two top sides in Group B are set to lock horns against each other with Brazil having a face off against Colombia in Rio de Janeiro. For now, Brazil lead the group having won both their matches so far but Colombia haven’t had the best of starts to the tournament so far and even faced a 2-1 defeat to Peru last time around. This then becomes a perfect setting for both the teams with Brazil looking to continue their rich form while Colombia trying to make a mark in the competition.
Brazil look one of the favorites to win the Copa America this year and with the kind of squad they possess, they could afford to rotate some of their key players like Ederson, Fabinho and Thiago Silva. They are likely to continue with the same kind of a formula with the likes of Richarlison, Casemiro and Marquinhos all lined up to start.
As far as injury and suspension news are concerned, all key players are fit and should be available for selection for this fixture.
Even the Colombia team would be able to field their best possible XI and have no known injury concerns from their side. It would be interesting to see the kind of tactics they go ahead with against an in-form Brazil.
Brazil head into this game with a lot of confidence having stitched two emphatic wins. If they produce a similar performance against Colombia there is little doubt that they will be able to clinch the three points. Not only have Brazil not conceded a goal but they have scored seven already and against an opponent who are yet to find their top gear, they will be favourites to register a win in this game.
Probable Starting XI
Brazil: Ederson, Danilo, Militao, Marquinhos, Sandro, Richarlison, Fabinho, Casemiro, Everton, Neymar, Jesus
Colombia: Ospina, Medina, Sanchez, Mina, Tesillo, Cuadrado, Barrios, Cuellar, Uribe, Diaz, Muriel
Goalkeepers: Ederson, Ospina
Defenders: Danilo, Militao, Medina, Sanchez
Midfielders: Cuadrado, Barrios, Fabinho,
Forwards: Neymar, Jesus, Muriel, Borja
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