Brazil vs Colombia should be one of the most interesting friendly matches, during this international break, which will be held at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens. For both teams, this is more a demonstration game than an important one. Of course, the rivals perfectly know each other and definitely will not give up, as it will be a game of honour. Please read our thoughts about this friendly Brazil vs Colombia match, here below.
FIFA Rating – 2
Brazil has recently been very confident and shows incredible results under the leadership of Tite. Since 2016, when this coach stood at the helm of the team, they played more than 40 matches and conceded only 10 goals. Moreover, the team won the Copa America by conceding an only one goal in the last match against Peru. One of the main strengths of the team and coaching of Tite is obviously defence. Earlier, Brazil lost to Belgium in World Cup Quarter-final. They totally controlled the match but lost to strongly built Belgium stars. That was one of the few Tite losing during his coaching in Brazil.
Surely, there will be a lot of talks about the Neymar’s return to national Brazil squad. Unfortunately, due to injuries, Gabriel Jesus and a few other key players will miss this match.
Predicted Brazil line-up
Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, Marwuinhos, Alex Sandro;
Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho, Fabinho;
Richarlison, Roberto Firmino, Neymar;
FIFA Rating – 8
Carlos Queiroz stood at the helm of the team only at the beginning of this year and so far is showing confident results. The team played several good friendly matches with the new coach, although in one they lost to South Korea. At the Copa America, unfortunately, they were eliminated in the Quarter-finals after losing by penalties to the Chilean team. In general, the team also concentrates on defence and try to avoid mistakes on the backline, while playing dangerously in the attack. In 8 matches under Carlos Queiroz, Colombia conceded only playing against South Korea friendly game in regular time.
It will be interesting to watch how Luis Muriel and Duvan Zapata, Atalanta main strikers will play in front together. Unfortunately, several players will mss this international break due to injuries. James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao (who jus joined Galatasaray) and Carlos Bacca who have more than others experience in the attack playing for Colombia.
Predicted Colombia line-up
Stefan Medina, Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina, Cristian Borja;
Juan Cuadrado, Wilmar Barrios, Mateus Uribe, Jefferson Lerma;
Luis Muriel, Duvan Zapata;
Brazil vs Colombia H2H
Last time, these teams met twice in the 2017 year. Then Brazil won against Colombia in a friendly match with 1:0 result. During the World Cup qualification, These teams have drawn the match finishing with 1:1 on the scoreboard. For these 2 years squads fractionally changed, but most of the players will face each other on 7th of September.
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