Copa America Semi-final Fantasy Tips: Brazil vs Peru – Key Players, Probable Line-ups & Much More

Brazil will start as strong favourites for this tie as they have been in sublime form off late while Peru can be inconsistent at times.

Abhinav Goel Author

Updated - 4 July 2021 6:38 pm

Match Details 

Date: 6th July 2021

Time: 4:30 AM IST

Venue: Olympic Stadium

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Preview:

Brazil take on Peru in the 1st Semi-final of Copa America. Brazil are in impressive form after topping a competitive group while Peru will have an uphill task to stop the five-time world champions. Peru managed to beat Paraguay in the penalty shootout after drawing 3-3 in a dramatic match. Brazil, on the other hand, beat Chile 1-0 to reach the semi-finals.

Team News:

Brazil

Man City striker Gabriel Jesus is suspended after he was sent off for a high kick on Eugenio Mena in the 48th minute against Chile.

Peru

Attacker Andre Carrillo was sent off against Paraguay and will be suspended for the semi-final against Brazil as a result.

Key Players

Analysis:

Brazil have already beaten Peru in this tournament, registering a comprehensive 4-0 victory in the group stage on June 17. Peru will go into this match as underdogs but they have the talent and capability to cause an upset here if they can bring their best game to the fore.

However, Brazil have been dominating teams this summer with in-form players all over the pitch. Neymar has been impactful as he has 2 goals and 2 assists to his name in the tournament so far. Further, Manchester United midfielder Fred will form an intimidating midfield partenship with Casemiro. Brazil will also rely on Firmino and Richarlison for creating goalscoring opportunities. On the other hand, Chile striker Gianluca Lapadula has scored three times for his country at this summer's competition and will again lead the line.

Moreover, Brazil will start as strong favourites for this tie as they have been in sublime form off late while Peru can be inconsistent at times. As a result, the best captain and vice-captain choices for this match will be Firmino, Richarlison, Neymar, Marquinhos, Cueva and Lapadula.

Team 1

Team 2

Probable Playing XI

Brazil:

Ederson; Danilo, Marquinhos, T Silva, Lodi; Casemiro, Fred; Paqueta, Firmino, Richarlison; Neymar

Peru:

Gallese; Corzo, Ramos, Santamaria, Trauco; Ormeno, Pena, Tapia, Yotun, Cueva; Lapadula

Best 14

GK: Gallese

Defenders: Danilo, Marquinhos, T Silva, Lodi

Midfielders: Casemiro, Fred, Paqueta, Tapia, Cueva

Forwards: Richarlison; Neymar, Firmino, Lapadula

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