Brazil goes in search of full victories against Ecuador

The Canarinha de Tite is going for the fourth consecutive win in the tournament and wants to continue making history and breaking records. La Tri may miss the quarterfinals.


Brazil and Ecuador meet this Sunday at the Goiânia Olympic Stadium on the last day of the group stage of the Copa América. The first is a leader, with full of victories and has been in absolute command of South American football for almost two years (follow the game live on .

The tricolor comes to this match against the ropes. It is tied with Venezuela as the last of the group and would be out of the quarterfinals if it loses against Canarinha and Venezuela draws with Peru in the other match this Sunday.

Tite's Brazil seems to have no rivals in South America. Invicta for almost two years, the great challenge of the green and yellow in this Copa América is to test the depth of the squad and test changes in the system with an eye towards Qatar 2022, where Tite will have the mission of erasing memory of the defeat in the quarterfinals against Belgium in Russia 2018 and leading Brazil to the conquest of its sixth World Cup, the first in twenty years. Anything else would be a disappointment.

After the heroic victory against Colombia in the last game, when he conceded the first goal in the last seven games, Tite will continue in his laboratory, testing different combinations in the starting eleven, although he has not revealed who will come and go for today's match .

Two changes are official, the return of Renan Lodi as left back and Douglas Luiz, from Aston Villa, in midfield. The 23-year-old Atlético de Madrid footballer is a key part of Tite's system and already has five assists in 11 games with the canarinha. Another who may have a chance is Vini, who played just nine minutes in the tournament so far.

Tite also plays a series of records in command of the canarinha. After the comeback against Colombia (2-1), Tite reached the tenth consecutive victory and surpassed his personal record of nine wins, precisely in his first nine games as coach, between 2016 and 17.

If Brazil manages to win this Copa América with full victories, the 60-year-old gaucho coach will equal a historical record, the 14 consecutive victories of the Canarinha de Zagallo in 1997. That team, led by Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos, ended up losing the 1998 World Cup final against France.

Probable alignments of Brazil and Ecuador

Brazil: Alisson; Emerson, Militão, Marquinhos, Renan Lodi; Casemiro (or Fabinho), Douglas Luiz, Paquetá (or Neymar); Neymar (or Firmino), G. Jesus (or Vini Jr) and Richarlison (or Gabigol) .

Ecuador: Galíndez; Hurtado, Robert Arboleda, Hincapié, Pineda; Jhegson, Franco, Enner Valencia, Damián Díaz, Preciado; and Bell.

Referee: Tobar (Chile).

Stadium: Olímpico de Goiânia.

Time: 23:00 (Spanish peninsular time)

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