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

Copa America 2024 Group Stage

3 July, 2024 - Indian Date

Levi's Stadium



06:30 AM


05:00 AM

Saudi Arabia

4:00 AM


Brazil [1-1] Colombia

Predicted Lineups:

Brazil possible starting lineup: Alisson; Danilo, Beraldo, Marquinhos, Arana; Guimaraes, Gomes; Savio, Pereira, Rodrygo; Endrick

Colombia possible starting lineup: Vargas; Munoz, Sanchez, Cuesta, Machado; Castano, Uribe, Arias; Sinisterra, Duran, Diaz

Team Previews

Brazil can secure a place in the Copa America knockout phase for the third consecutive time with just a draw against Colombia on Tuesday at Levi's Stadium in San Francisco. Brazil's 4-1 win over Paraguay in their second group match propelled them to second place in Group D, while Colombia secured their spot in the quarter-finals with a 3-0 victory over Costa Rica.

Brazil's performance on Friday initially mirrored their struggles from the first match, where they missed numerous opportunities, including a penalty. However, Dorival Junior's team eventually broke through, achieving their largest victory since a 5-1 win over Bolivia in September 2023. This triumph ended Brazil's four-game winless streak against CONMEBOL opponents and snapped a three-match losing run within the region.

A single point against Colombia would ensure Brazil advances beyond the group stage for the 14th time in their last 15 Copa America appearances. Their last group stage defeat in this tournament was a 1-0 loss to Peru in 2016 in the United States, which eliminated them from the competition. Under Junior, Brazil has shown improved defensive discipline, conceding only once in this tournament after allowing six goals in their three pre-tournament matches.

Colombia, on the other hand, has been impressive, advancing to the quarter-finals for the sixth consecutive time in the Copa America. They are on a 25-match unbeaten run across all competitions and have a perfect record this year with six wins. A victory against Brazil would ensure Colombia tops Group D and secures nine points in the group stage for the first time since 2019.

Colombia has not conceded a first-half goal since a 3-2 comeback win over Mexico last December. Nestor Lorenzo's men have also won their last three matches in which they conceded the opening goal, the most recent being the victory over Mexico last year. A win on Tuesday would mark Colombia's first consecutive victories against Brazil, having defeated them 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier last November.

Brazil might keep star forward Vinicius Junior on the bench due to the risk of suspension, as he, along with teammates Eder Militao and Wendell, is on a yellow card. In their second match, Wendell replaced Guilherme Arana at left-back, and Savio came in for Raphinha. Vinicius scored twice in the first half on Friday, giving him five goals for the national team, while Savio scored his first international goal. Lucas Paqueta, who is also on a yellow card, converted a penalty in the 65th minute after missing one earlier in the match.

Colombia has concerns about their captain James Rodriguez, who was substituted with less than 20 minutes remaining on Friday, but coach Lorenzo has assured it was a precautionary measure. Three Colombian players—Jefferson Lerma, Richard Rios, and Jhon Cordoba—face suspension if cautioned on Tuesday. In their second match, Luis Diaz converted a first-half penalty, scoring his 13th goal for the national team, while Cordoba and Davinson Sanchez added the other goals.


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