Peru vs Brazil team news: Firmino & Jesus start

first_imgBrazil will look to kick-start a stuttering Copa America campaign by beating Peru in their final group game on Saturday to win Group A and qualify for the knockout stages.The tournament hosts have been booed by their own supporters in both group games so far, despite collecting four points to sit top on goal difference ahead of Sunday’s opponents.The stadiums have also been far from full amid grumbles about ticket prices and a growing disconnect between the Selecao and their fans. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Things look much brighter for opponents Peru, who will look to capitalise on Brazil’s troubles and reach the knock out stages of the Copa America for the ninth successive tournament. Game Peru vs Brazil Date Saturday, June 22 Time 8:00pm BST / 3pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched on Telemundo, ESPN+ and  live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Telemundo / Globo TV Internacional fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on Premier Sports 1 and can be streamed via Premier Player HD. UK TV channel Online stream Premier Sports 1 Premier Player HD Squads & Team News Position Peru squad Goalkeepers Gallese, Alvarez, Caceda Defenders Corzo, Abram, Zambrano, Trauco, Araujo, Advíncula, Callens, Santamaria. Midfielders Carrillo, Cueva, Ballon, Farfan, Pretell, Gonzales, Tapia, Flores, Yotun. Forwards Ruidiaz, Polo, Guerrero. Defender Carlos Zambrano is on the bench after missing training with a muscle injury and being assessed ahead of kick-off.Peru starting XI:  Gallese, Advincula, Araujo, Abram, Trauco, Farfan, Yotun, Tapia, Guerrero, Cueva, Polo. Position Brazil squad Goalkeepers Alisson, Cassio, Ederson Defenders Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marquinhos, Filipe Luis, Alex Sandro, Dani Alves, Eder, Fagner Midfielders Casemiro, Arthur, Coutinho, Allan, Fernandinho, Paqueta, Willian Forwards Neres, Jesus, Everton, Firmino, Richarlison Brazil are without Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho who suffered a knee injury in the draw with Venezuela, meaning Arthur keeps his place in midfield. Tite has shuffled his forward pack, with Gabriel Jesus starting after being named on the bench for their first two matches.Brazil starting XI: Alisson; Daniel Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Filipe Luis; Arthur, Casemiro, Coutinho; Everton, Gabriel Jesus, Firmino.Betting & Match Odds Brazil are 1/3 favourites to win this match with  Bet365 . Peru can be backed at 8/1, while a draw is available at 15/4.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Tite Brazil Copa AmericaBrazil manager Tite says he understands the supporters’ frustrations at recent performances but insists their backing can help turn the team’s fortunes around.The Selecao were jeered during the goalless draw with Venezuela in Salvador on Tuesday, with two goals ruled out via VAR not helping the fans’ mood.There were audible boos in their opening game against Bolivia too, as the eight-time tournament winners struggled to break down Eduardo Villegas’ side.A second half double from Philippe Coutinho and a third from Everton eventually secured the three points, but the home crowd were far from satisfied at what they had just witnessed.”When we don’t get the result, of course it’s frustrating. And we feel that. It’s not the same thing playing here or elsewhere,” Tite said. “We are humans. You want to put on a show and score a bunch of goals, but you need to be able to handle these types of situations. Our job requires that.”Brazil now find themselves in a similar position to three years ago when they went into the final group game of the 2016 Copa America against Peru with four points from two games. They would go on to lose 1-0 and were eliminated from the tournament. Manager Dunga was sacked as a result and Tite appointed as his successor.The situation is not quite so critical on this occasion as the tournament’s format sees two of the best third-placed teams qualify for the knockout stages. However, Tite knows his side not only need to get a result but put on a positive performance if he is to win over a sceptical fan base.He has, though, called on the fans to get behind the side for fear another negative reception will prove detrimental to their performance.”I’m very proud of what I’ve accomplished here. If I get the support of the fans, I would like the same support for the young players,” he added.”It’s OK to have big expectations, but just give [the support]. I’m sure it will help the player a lot. If it helps me, imagine what it could do to a player.”Peru, meanwhile, will be wary of a Brazilian backlash but should go into the game full of confidence after a win and a draw from their first two games.Venezuela have to beat Bolivia in the other group game to have any chance of overhauling the top two. But even if that proves the case, Peru or Brazil are already likely to have gathered enough points to qualify in third.last_img