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Brazil vs Ecuador: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Max Parsons
Brazil conclude Group B in search of a 100% record
Brazil conclude Group B in search of a 100% record / Buda Mendes/Getty Images
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Brazil conclude their Group B journey on Sunday night as they face Ecuador in the 2021 Copa America.

The host nation have so far maintained a 100% record in the competition, beating Venezuela 3-0 and Peru 4-0 in their first two fixtures, before Tite's side needed a Casemiro header in the tenth minute of added-on time to seal a 2-1 victory over Colombia.

Ecuador sit fourth in the group (of five teams), with two consecutive 2-2 draws placing them on two points. They need a result on matchday four, or hope that Peru beat bottom-placed Venezuela to ensure passage to the knockout stage of the competition.

Here's 90min's preview of the weighted clash.


How to watch Brazil vs Ecuador on TV in the UK/US?

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The Estadio Olimpico Pedro Ludovico Teixeira will host the match / Pedro Vilela/Getty Images

When is kick off? Sunday 27 June - 22:00 (BST)
Where is it being played? Estadio Olimpico Pedro Ludovico Teixeira, Goiania
What TV Channel is the match on? BBC iPlayer (UK), TUDN app, FuboTV, Fox Sports app (US)
Who's the referee? Roberto Tobar


Brazil team news

Tite has opted to rotate his squad throughout the opening stages of the Copa America and, with the players at his disposal, who can blame him?

He will likely give 36-year-old Thiago Silva a rest, seeing as the Chelsea man has played two games in quick succession. This could mean a start for Eder Militao alongside Marquinhos in central defence.

Neymar Jr
Neymar has been in splendid form / MB Media/Getty Images

Neymar will, of course feature once more, having thus far bagged two goals and two assists in the nation's three matches.


Ecuador team news

With the team needing a result out of this game, Gustavo Alfaro might opt for a safer lineup, meaning a potential shift to five at the back. Xavier Arreaga could come in to fill in as a third centre back if this is the case.

Ayrton Preciado has starred for his nation, scoring in their last two fixtures. The winger will be crucial support to striker Leonardo Campana, who is yet to find the net for Ecuador.


Brazil vs Ecuador predicted lineups

Brazil: Alisson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Militao, Sandro; Everton, Casemiro, Fabinho; Richarlison, Firmino, Neymar.

Ecuador: Galindez; Angelo Preciado, Arreaga, Hincapie, Arboleda, Estupinan; Mena, Mendez, Caicedo, Ayrton Preciado; Campana.


Brazil vs Ecuador prediction

Unsurprisingly, Brazil dominate the head to head record between these two countries. In their 33 meetings, the Brazilians have come out on top 27 times, while Ecuador boast just two wins - not a good omen.

And things shouldn't be too different here. Ecuador will no doubt be a rigid side and, in such need of a result to keep their Copa America hopes alive, it won't be a simple task for Brazil.

However, with the solid base of Casemiro and co. in midfield, paired with the flair in an attack spurred on by the genius of Neymar, the host country will surely have too much for their opponents to handle.

Richarlison, Neymar
Richarlison has one goal to his name at the 2021 Copa America / MB Media/Getty Images

Brazil have been excellent so far in the competition and their 100% record should continue on Sunday night.

Prediction: Brazil 3-0 Ecuador


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