Copa America 2021 will finally start. For the second straight time, Brazil will host the continental tournament hoping to retain their crown. To begin the road to a back-to-back championship, they'll clash with Venezuela on Matchday 1.

Tité's boys have proven to be the mightiest team in the continent not only by claiming the Copa America trophy in 2019, but also by getting off to an outstanding start to the South American World Cup Qualifiers. La Verde-amarela head to this competition in great form and as the frontrunners to win the title.

Meanwhile, La Vinotinto have been far from their next opponents' level so far. José Peseiro's team will have a tough group stage to face, with four strong candidates to make it into the next round. However, Venezuela already managed to hold Brazil in the last Copa America. Will they upset the hosts in the opening game of the tournament?

Brazil vs Venezuela: Date

Brazil and Venezuela will face off in the first match of Copa America 2021 on Sunday, June 13, at 5 PM (ET) at Estadio Mané Garrincha in Brasilia. Unlike previous editions, this game won't be allowing fans in the stadiums as the tournament will be played behind closed doors.

Brazil vs Venezuela: Time by State in the US

ET: 5 PM
CT: 4 PM
MT: 3 PM
PT: 2 PM

TV Channel in the US to watch Brazil vs Venezuela in Copa America 2021 kickoff

The opening game of Copa America 2021 to be played between Brazil and Venezuela at Estadio Mané Garrincha in Brasilia will be broadcast in the US by FOX Network,, Univision NOW, TUDN App,, TUDN USA, FOX Sports App, and Univision.