Brazil vs. Colombia: Following on from their success at the 2019 Copa America on home soil, Brazil will begin a new phase of development with a friendly against Colombia on Friday. South American foes Brazil and Colombia face off on Friday night in Miami Gardens in an international friendly at Hard Rock Stadium. Brazil has Neymar back in the squad after his summer injury, and the Copa America champs should be well tested against a Colombia team featuring a bunch of young talent. Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know: Friendly: Brazil vs. Colombia
Date: Friday, Sept. 6
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Hard Rock Stadium — Miami Gardens, Florida
TV: PPV (check local listings)
Odds: Brazil -180 | Colombia +490 | Draw +310
Brazil: This could be a good chance for Ederson to earn some appearances for Brazil with no Alisson in the squad due to injury. The familiar names like Dani Alves, Thiago Silva and Marquinhos are all there, while some young guys may get a chance alongside Neymar and Roberto Firmino. David Neres of Ajax is the squad, as is Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid. Bruno Henrique of Flamengo, who has shined in the club’s Copa Libertadores run, could also get his first cap at the age of 28.
Colombia: This is quite the young and inexperienced squad for Colombia. Besides David Ospina and Juan Cuadrado, only one Luis Muriel has more than 25 caps. In fact, Eight players have less than 10 caps, four of which has never been capped. In attack, Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata will likely get their chance to impress after quality performances at the Copa America. South American champions Brazil are set to face Colombia in a high profile friendly in Miami in what promises to be an entertaining clash of the giants.
While all of Europe is battling to make it to next summer’s European Championships, a high profile friendly meeting between two South American powerhouses is set to take centre stage. Brazil and Colombia will renew their rivalry when they lock horns at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. While there is nothing at stake, the fact that either side can have bragging rights over the other ahead of next year’s World Cup Qualifiers sets up this clash well.