Brazil vs. Colombia Live comment and result, 24/06/2021, Copa America

31 ‘ Jesus and Fred combine to sandwich Cuadrado, leaving another Colombia player on the lawn in two minutes. It has been a physical battle between two sides that certainly has history; the match between Brazil and Colombia in the 2014 World Cup holds the record for most errors called for in a match in tournament history with 54.

29 ‘ Neymar catches Munoz on the leg during an off-ball incident, which appeared to be completely unintentional. The right back needs a little attention after grabbing his right leg, but it should be okay to continue.

Everton Ribeiro

Yellow card

27 ‘ Brazil’s second yellow card of the match is shown to Ribeiro, who is reprimanded by the referee for holding back Uribe after the midfielder had passed her husband.

25 ‘ It’s a poor delivery from the corner of Neymar as it does not find the leader of a teammate, allowing Colombia to clear at first asking.

24 ‘ Neymar slips the ball into the penalty area for Richarlison, who can only shoot a cross off balance against Munoz, giving Brazil another corner.

22 ‘ The corner, like the free kick, is taken short by Neymar, but Ribeiro’s path to the ball after a Sandro pass is blocked inside the box, allowing Colombia to regain their form.

20 ‘ Brazil get a free kick in midfield after Barrios’ illegal attempt to keep the ball at his feet while on the ground, preventing Casemiro’s pursuit. The set piece is taken briefly before being worked into the 18-yard box, giving Selecao a corner.

19 ‘ Marquinhos comes into position on the left side of the Colombia penalty area and shoots a cross towards Neymar, but the delivery is set too high for the captain so Sanchez can get the talking touch.

17 ‘ Inswinger is put on the nearest post, but Mina gets up the highest to nod the danger away.

16 ‘ Neymar is taken down on the left wing, giving Brazil a chance to attack the Colombia penalty area with a good delivery.

14 ‘ Alex Sandro receives a yellow card for his Juventus team-mate Cuadrado as he gets the finger in the face.

12 ‘ Colombia boss Reinaldo Rueda is looking for his first win against Brazil: he has managed two matches against them, one as Ecuador manager and another in his previous period with Colombia (D1 L1). His draw was for Colombia on Brazilian soil in qualifying for the 2006 World Cup.

10 ‘ Cuadrado credited the assistant after his inch-perfect cross was met by DIaz’s unique finish.

10 ‘ COLOMBIA HAS JUST SCORED THE MOST AMAZING GOAL! Cuadrado whips a cross to the far post looking for Barrios, but it is Diaz who meets it with an excellent overhead kick – giving Weverton absolutely no chance! 1-0 to Cafeteros!

7 ‘ Richarlison is overzealous in his attempts to win the ball from Barrios and draws the attention of the referee, who is well positioned to see the free kick. Colombia get a free kick in the center of the circle and a chance to keep possession.

5 ‘ Again, Colombia give it away in midfield as a careless Uribe pass lets Fred take possession back to Selecao. The Manchester United midfielder immediately looks up and shares the defense with a leading pass to Jesus, but Ospina comes out of his line to meet the ball first.

3 ‘ A giveaway from Tesillo allows Jesus to win the ball in midfield, but Richarlison’s pass into the penalty area for Ribeiro is blocked by a desperate Sanchez.

1 ‘ Brazil gets the match started from kick off!

Colombia make four changes from their 2-1 loss to Peru as Reinaldo Rueda gets two key players back from red cards. Munoz is in place for Medina at right-back, while Uribe and Diaz return from suspension to replace Perez and Cardona respectively. The last switch is in attack, where it is Borre and not Borja who cooperates Zapata.

Brazil make five changes from their 4-0 thrashing of Peru last time. Tite continues to rotate his goalkeepers as Weverton replaces Ederson in goal while Militao falls down on the bench for Marquinhos. Fabinho and Everton replaced by Casemiro and Everton Ribeiro in midfield and Richarlison gets nodded over Gabi in attack.

COLOMBIA SUBS: Yimmi Chara, Baldomero Perlaza, Luis Muriel, Oscar Murillo, Carlos Cuesta, John Medina, Edwin Cardona, Frank Fabra, Camilo Vargas, Aldair Quintana, Gustavo Cuellar, Miguel Borja.

COLOMBIA XI (4-4-2): David Ospina; Daniel Munoz, Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina, William Tesillo; Juan Cuadrado, Wilmer Barrios, Mateus Uribe, Luis Diaz; Rafael Borre, Duvan Zapata.

BRAZIL SUBS: Alisson, Vinicius Junior, Fabinho, Douglas Luiz, Gabriel Barbosa, Roberto Firmino, Lucas Paqueta, Emerson, Renan Lodi, Everton, Eder Militao, Ederson.

BRAZIL XI (4-3-3): Weverton; Alex Sandro, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Danilo; Fred, Casemiro, Everton Ribeiro; Neymar, Richarlison, Gabriel Jesus.

With 15 minutes to go before kick-off, let’s look at how the two sides line up, starting with Brazil!

Colombia opened their Copa campaign with a 1-0 win over Ecuador before a 0-0 draw with Venezuela and a shock loss to Peru extinguished their momentum. Still, Cafeteros sits in second place in the group behind Brazil and could guarantee a place in the next round with an unlikely win against Selecao; which would be their first since 2015.

Peru’s failure to beat Ecuador earlier today leaves the door open for Brazil to qualify for the next stage as group winners with a win against Colombia. Selecao enters this match on the back of nine straight victories, going back to a 1-0 loss to Argentina in a friendly match in November 2019. Still, the Tites’ side has decided to cash in a goal and out-score their opponents 7-0. established their claims as tournament favorites.

Hello and welcome to our LIVE commentary on the Copa America League between Brazil and Colombia!


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