Brazil is set to host Paraguay tomorrow for the first quarter-final in the Copa America 2019. The home side is yet to concede a goal in this tournament while Paraguay remains winless after three outings in the Copa America 2019. With the home crowd behind their back as the 12th man, Brazil goes in as the firm-favorites in this knock-out round. After the horrors of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the Brazilian fans are hoping for a positive comeback by their team.
Paraguay, on the other hand, was really fortunate to make it into the playoffs as they finished the second-best third-placed team during the group stages. Paraguay has nothing to lose in this quarter-final so we can expect them to go all guns blazing when they lock horns with Brazil tomorrow. Though Brazil is potentially stronger a unit but uncertainty is what makes football such a fascinating sport.
Date: Friday, 28th June 2019
Time: 06:00 PM IST
Venue: Arena do Grêmio (Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul)
League: Copa America 2019
Online Streaming: Totalsportek.com
Recent form (Last six matches)
Brazil – W D W W W W
Paraguay – L D D W D L
- Casemiro will not feature in this match as he is suspended after receiving the yellow card in his previous game.
- Fernandihno might make a comeback in the starting lineup.
- The visitors are likely to go ahead with an unchanged playing XI.
Goalkeepers: Alisson, Cássio, Ederson
Defenders: Thiago Silva, Miranda, Éder Militão, Filipe Luís, Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro, Fagner
Midfielders: Casemiro, Arthur, Philippe Coutinho, Allan, Fernandinho, Lucas Paquetá
Forwards: David Neres, Gabriel Jesus, Willian, Everton, Roberto Firmino, Richardilson
Goalkeepers: Antony Silva, Junior Fernández, Alfredo Aguilar
Defenders: Iván Piris, Gustavo Gómez, Fabián Balbuena, Bruno Valdez, Santiago Arzamendia, Júnior Alonso, Juan Escobar, Iván Torres
Midfielders: Juan Rodrigo Rojas, Matías Rojas, Celso Ortiz, Hernán Pérez, Richard Ortiz, Miguel Almirón
Forwards: Juan Iturbe, Óscar Cardozo, Derlis González, Federico Santandera, Cecilio Domínguez, Óscar Romero
- Alisson Becker
- Philippe Coutinho
- Roberto Firmino
- Miguel Almiron
- Derliz Gonzalez
- Richard Sanchez
Probable Playing XI
Brazil– Alisson (GK), Alves, Marquinhos, Silva, Luis, Arthur, Fernandinho, Jesus, Coutinho, Everton, Firmino
Paraguay– Fernandez (GK), Piris, Alonso, Gomez, Arzamendia, Gonzalez, Rojas, Sanchez, Rojas, Almiron, Cardozo