Hosts Brazil lock horns with Colombia in a summit clash in Group B in Copa America 2021 at the Estádio Olimpico Nilton Santos in Brazil on Thursday, June 24.
The Brazil national football team have won their opening two fixtures against Venezuela (3-0) and Peru (4-0) with ease, and will bank on their talismanic forward Neymar to make it three wins in three for the Seleção.
Having scored seven and conceded none, head coach Tite’s rotation policy seems to be working for the Group B leaders and a win will all but seal their berth in the quarter-finals.
Colombia, meanwhile, have four points from three games in their Copa America 2021 campaign having won one, drawn one and lost one game each. The Colombia national football team is coached by Reinaldo Rueda and they will be eager to spoil the party for the hosts. Watch Brazil vs Colombia live in India!
Brazil vs Colombia head-to-head in football
In the Brazil vs Colombia head-to-head record in international football, the Seleção have dominated the fixture, winning 19 of the 32 matches between the two sides. Meanwhile, Colombia have secured just three wins in those encounters.
Brazil team news and injury updates
Brazil head coach Tite has seen his rotation policy excel in Copa America 2021 so far and the 60-year-old is expected to make a couple of changes once again for Thursday’s fixture.
While Manchester City custodian Ederson is expected to stay in the goal. The likes of Richarlison, Casemiro and Marquinhos could return to the playing XI in place of Liverpool’s Fabinho, Chelsea’s Thiago Silva and Benfica’s Everton.
Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, with two goals and an assist from the opening games, is an undroppable player for this game.
Colombia team news and injury updates
Colombia, on the flip side, have one injury concern in Yairo Moreno, who sustained a muscle injury in their 1-0 win over Ecuador. The 26-year-old left-back is likely to be replaced by club teammate William Tesillo.
Atalanta forward Luis Muriel, who has started just one game for the Colombia national football team in Copa America 2021, could return to Reinaldo Rueda’s starting XI. Porto pair Mateus Uribe and Luis Diaz, who were suspended for the 2-1 loss against Peru, will be available for selection for Thursday’s fixture against Brazil.
Where to watch Brazil vs Colombia live in India?
Brazil vs Colombia Copa America 2021 match will be telecast live at 5:30 AM IST on Sony Six and Sony Ten 2 SD and their corresponding HD TV channels in India, on Thursday, June 24.
Live streaming of Brazil vs Colombia will be available on SonyLIV and Jio TV.
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