Brazil Vs Bolivia: Here is how Brazil could lineup against Bolivia in the opening game of the Copa America 2019.
Brazil will kick off the 46th edition of the Copa America when they take on Bolivia at Cicero Pompeu de Toledo Stadium, Sao Paulo on Friday night. The Selecao are gaining access to this the tournament as one of the favourites, and the pressure of hosting nations has just appended this year.
Amanhã é dia de estreia!
— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) June 13, 2019
The hosts are the third most successful team in this competition, only behind Argentina and Uruguay. There is no dubiety that history will not play a big part, but the present bunch of players will want to restore their superiority in American soil.
Tite’s side bowed down to Belgium in the World Cup Quarterfinals, but they have looked back ever since. They have played four games and have managed to score and shut down the opposition as well. They have found the back of the net 13 times and conceded just two in this crucial period, heading into the Copa America in a good form.
Bolivia, on the other side, have struggled for results managing just one victory in last seven games which came in the World Cup Qualifiers against Chile. Despite going through a rough patch, Eduardo Villegas’ side can disrupt the opposition by playing football at full-throttle.
There were plenty of shocks, with one being Fabinho not finding a place in the squad. Nevertheless, Brazil enter this game as favourites and anything lesser than a victory would be considered as a miscarriage against a feeble opposition.
We shall look at the injury news, head-to-head statistics, and predicted eleven for Brazil’s clash against Bolivia.
Head to Head
Total Games: 29
Brazil Wins: 20
Bolivia Wins: 5
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) June 6, 2019
Neymar injured his ankle in a friendly game against Qatar, which came as largely disappointing news for Tite. The Brazilian has been ruled out of this tournament, which paved way for Chelsea attacker Willian to replace him in the squad. Arthur picked up a knock in training, but the midfielder will fare in the opening game against Bolivia.
BRAZIL: Alisson Becker, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Filipe Luis, Fernandinho, Lucas Paqueta, Philippe Coutinho, David Neres, Willian, Roberto Firmino.