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Welcome to our live coverage of the Copa America group stage match between hosts Brazil and Peru at the Olympic Stadium.
The Selecao kicked off their campaign with a decisive 3-0 win over Venezuela on Monday with goals by Marquinhos, Neymar and Gabriel Barbosa.
Manager Tite isn’t dealing with any significant issues ahead of the team’s second match of the tournament and instead has many options to choose from.
However, it is safe to assume that the Brazilian boss will not be making any major changes following a solid display against Jose Peseiro’s team.
Therefore, Neymar is expected to start again along with various Premier League stars, such as Liverpool’s Alisson, Manchester United’s Fred, Everton’s Richarlison and Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus.
Paris Saint-Germain star Marquinhos is also set to be part of the starting line-up and will partner up with Real Madrid ace Eder Militao.
Despite his goal against Venezuela, Barbosa is most likely to start on the bench with Neymar, Richarlison and Jesus leading the attack.
Peru manager Ricardo Gareca, on the other hand, appears more keen on developing young talent lately and that is why he has omitted several key players like Raul Ruidiaz and Paolo Guerrero.
However, Al-Fateh ace Christian Cueva is still expected to start and should be joined by Emmen star Sergio Pena in Gareca’s starting line-up