BRAZIL take on Venezuela on Friday night in what should be a rather straightforward affair on their way to qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.
Five-time winners of the prestigious competition, it would be unheard of to see Brazil fair to qualify for the World Cup.
Brazil are top of the 10-team group on six points with Argentina in second place. Opponents Venezuela, however, are sat in ninth position.
A win over the South American minnows would keep them firmly in the top spot ahead of their big clash with Uruguay next week.
Gabriel Jesus could play a part for Brazil on Friday. Credit: Reuters
What time is kick-off?
- Brazil vs Venezuela will get under way at 12.30am on Friday night/early Saturday morning, November 14 – a late one for fans attempting to watch in the UK.
- The game will take place at Estadio do Morumbi, in Sao Paulo.
What channel is it and can it be streamed?
- Unfortunately for fans in the UK, Brazil vs Venezuela isn’t available to watch on our shores.
- As a result, the game cannot be live streamed in the UK either.
- If you’re watching in the United States, however, the game is available to watch on DIRECTV.
Brazil are expected to win their clash with Venezuela comfortablyCredit: EPA
Brazil will unfortunately be missing superstar Neymar, who injured his shoulder in a Champions League clash with Istanbul Basaksehir.
“We believe that with an intensive week of treatment… there is a possibility of recovery for the second match. We will be monitoring his condition closely,” Brazil’s team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar.
Chelsea’s Thiago Silva and Everton’s Richarlisson have travelled and should play a part, however.
Silva’s ex-PSG team-mate Marquinhos has also been selected for duty.
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, who just scored against Liverpool last weekend, could also play.
Brazil – 1/6
Draw – 6/1
Venezuela – 14/1
*Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.
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