Brazil VS Colombia LIVE Football Match Score June 24/6/2021
Brazil will face Colombia on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro as the top two teams in Group B face off to determine who will win said group. The host nation currently leads the group, with Colombia trailing shortly behind in second despite an underwhelming start to the tournament. Brazil kicked off Copa America with an expected 3-0 victory over Venezuela, and continued this fine form as they defeated Peru 4-0 in Rio de Janeiro days later.
The last minute host nation are well on their way to defending their 2019 Copa America title. Brazil boasts an impressive depth and quality – both of which were on show in their impressive start to the tournament. Tite was able to rotate players heavily between the two opening matches, bringing in Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson and Liverpool’s Fabinho for the game against Peru. Neymar should remain in the front line for the team, having already recorded two goals and one assist in the first two matches. Tite faces a fully healthy squad to choose from.
Brazil come into this game having had the perfect start to their defence of the Copa America title, after they lifted the trophy for the ninth time in 2019.
They started the campaign with a 3-0 victory over Venezuela, as centre-back Marquinhos opened the scoring before Neymar doubled their lead on the hour mark and set Gabriel Barbosa up to add a third in the dying minutes.
Tite’s men showed no signs of slowing down in their next match either, as they thrashed Peru 4-0 in Rio de Janeiro.
Left-back Alex Sandro put the Selecao ahead in the 12th minute, and they remained one goal up until Neymar added a second after the hour mark, and Everton Ribeiro and Richarlison would go on to net late goals to cap off another strong day at the office.
Having now won their last nine matches in all competitions, Brazil stand as strong favourites to lift the title on home turf, with the tournament moved away from Argentina and Colombia at short notice due to concerns around COVID-19.
They will look to add a third victory in as many matches to all but confirm their finish at the top of the group, giving them a favourable quarter-final draw.
Meanwhile, their opponents will still feel like they have some work to do in the group stage, as they go into their last match.