Copa America 2024 Group D : Brazil V/s. Costa Rica Match Preview and Lineups

Copa America 2024 Group Stage

25 June, 2024 - Indian Date

NRG Stadium



06:30 AM


05:00 AM

Saudi Arabia

04:00 AM


Brazil [0-0] Costa Rica

Predicted Lineups:

Brazil possible starting lineup: Alisson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Militao, Wendell; Guimaraes, Luiz; Raphinha, Paqueta, Rodrygo; Junior

Costa Rica possible starting lineup: Sequeira; Cascante, Vargas, Calvo; Quiros, Galo, Aguilera, Mora; Campbell, Zamora; Contreras
Brazil will begin their 2024 Copa America campaign against Costa Rica at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Monday, aiming to capture their 10th Copa America title after finishing as runners-up to Argentina in 2021. Led by Dorival Junior, Brazil is in Group E, which also includes Paraguay and Colombia.

Seventeen-year-old Endrick, who joins Real Madrid next month, is among Brazil's promising talents, having scored three goals in his last four games for the national team. Despite his young age, Endrick is confident but patient about his role: "Only God knows [when I will start]," he said, expressing trust in coach Dorival Junior's decisions.

For Costa Rica, coach Gustavo Alfaro brings experience from guiding Ecuador to the quarter-finals of the 2021 Copa America and leading them to the 2022 World Cup. Costa Rica has struggled in recent Copa America tournaments, failing to advance past the group stage since 2004. However, their recent form is encouraging, with four wins in their last six matches and a solid defensive record, not conceding in their last three competitive fixtures.

Players to Watch
Brazil - Vinicius Junior

Vinicius Junior has been a key player for Real Madrid, contributing 24 goals and 11 assists in 39 appearances during the 2023-24 season. His performance in the Copa America could bolster his chances for the Ballon d'Or.

Costa Rica - Manfred Ugalde

Manfred Ugalde, after a move to Spartak Moscow, regained his scoring form in recent CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, tallying a goal and three assists. He will be crucial for Costa Rica against Brazil.

Match Prediction

Brazil is heavily favored to win against Costa Rica, with a historical advantage in Copa America encounters, having won both previous matches in 1997 and 2004. Brazil has a strong overall record against Costa Rica, winning 10 of their 11 meetings.

Prediction: Brazil Win

OPTA Win Probability

  • Brazil: 71%
  • Costa Rica: 16.1%
  • Draw: 12.9%

Costa Rica will aim to defy the odds and their recent history against CONMEBOL teams, seeking a positive result to kickstart their Copa America campaign.


Previous Post Next Post