The last time Brazil and Venezuela met in Group C of the Copa America tournament, the game ended in a goalless draw. However, in their seven previous games, Brazil overwhelmed Venezuela six times with the Brazilian side losing 0-2 in a friendly held in the United States.
On Sunday, June 21, the Brazil versus Venezuela game will kick off at the Estadio Monumental, Santiago in Chile at 6:30 p.m. local time (5:30 p.m. EST), and the match can be watched online via live stream below. While Brazil will be starting without their superstar forward, the team will enter the game enjoying a slight favorite against the world number 72, said Sports Mole.
Venezuela's lost to Peru on Thursday practically gave away its chances of advancing in the Copa America despite its fantastic job of beating Colombia. Sports Mole is predicting a Brazil victory in Sunday's game.
Brazil possible starting lineup:
Jefferson, Alves, Miranda, Silva, Luis, Fernandinho, Elias, Willian, Costa, Coutinho, Firmino
Venezuela possible starting lineup:
Baroja, Cichero, Vizcarrondo, Rosales, Tunez, Arango, Guerra, Rincon, Seijas, Vargas, Rondon
Ronaldo Nazario Does Not Like Neymar's Behavior
Meanwhile, Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo Nazario reacted negatively over the attitude shown by Neymar during Brazil's Brazil's 1-0 loss to Colombia in the Copa America. Neymar was sent off with a red card after the referee found him head-butting an opponent, reported the Washington Post.
"It's not justified, what he has said and done," Ronaldo said on a Globo TV broadcast. "He is acting very aggressively and he is not accepting anything that happens. In the Brazil jersey, you cannot do that."
The 23-year-old Neymar did not offer any apology for his red card against Colombia as well as the two yellow cards slapped against him before that. Neymar told SporTV after the match against Colombia, "The rules are always used against me." Other players] wipe the vanishing spray and do not receive a yellow, but I do... The ball hit my hand but it wasn't intentional - I was falling - and I received a yellow."
He continued, "Things happen. Put a weak referee in to official and this happens. Nothing made me crazy. I just get angry with referees who don't whistle right."
Live Soccer TV said that Group C of the Copa America is expected to provide football fans great excitement as they will see a rematch between the two countries that provided one of the greatest matches during last year's World Cup.
The report is predicting Brazil and Columbia to be serious title contenders in the Copa America, having the most talented players in the tournament, La Canarinha and Los Cafeteros who will battle for the first place of the Group. Meanwhile, Venezuela and Peru will try not to end as the worst team in the group and will have to settle for the third spot, it said.
To watch the Brazil versus Venezule in Group C of the Copa America free and live on the Internet in the U.S, please click the links to also check on the game schedule. Fubo TV, SiriusXM FC, beIN Sports USA, beIN SPORTS CONNECT.