Brazil won 2-1 over Colombia this Wednesday in a dramatic match of Copa America 2021 to keep at the top of Group B. Los Cafeteros went ahead in the first half and dominated the hosts. However, Firmino managed to score a goal at minute 78, after the ball hit the referee but VAR said everything was legal and then, on the aggregate time, Casemiro’s header gave them the victory.
Luis Fernando Díaz put his team up in the score ten minutes into the first half with an incredible scissors kick. Brazil went with everything for their goal but struggled to score until Firmino, taking advantage of the distraction after the ball hit the referee, levelled the score. Here, check out the highlights and goals from this match.
Brazil vs Colombia: Match Preview
The Copa America 2021 action returns today, June 23, with Brazil and Colombia facing each other at the Olímpico Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro in a thrilling match. Brazil have been the strongest side so far, while Los Cafeteros aren’t in their best form. Find out here the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch this game in the US.
The hosts are showing, once again, that they almost don’t have any competition in South America. With great performances from Neymar Jr, Brazil has crushed Venezuela (3-0) and Peru (4-0). Now, Colombia is a stronger rival but can Reinaldo Rueda’s side damage them?
Despite losing against Peru, Colombia is still second in the group. Before, they got a 1-0 victory over Ecuador, then drew against Venezuela. But Los Cafeteros haven’t been convincing so far. If they want to put up a fight against Brazil, they need to step up their game.
Brazil vs Colombia: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
Time: 8:00 PM (ET).
Location: Olímpico Nilton Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Brazil vs Colombia: Time by State in the US
ET: 8:00 PM
CT: 7:00 PM
MT: 6:00 PM
PT: 4:00 PM
Brazil vs Colombia: Storylines
These two teams have met 10 times for Copa America, with Brazil having the advantage. La Canarinha has beat Colombia in this tournament seven times. Colombia has managed to get two victories and one draw.
The last time they faced each other in this tournament was in the group stage of Copa America Chile 2015. Los Cafeteros, coached at the time by José Pekerman, won with a lonely goal from Jeison Murillo in Santiago de Chile.
But their most recent match was an international friendly in 2019 that ended up in a 2-2 draw. They played at the Sun Life in Miami. Neymar and Casemiro were the scorers for Brazil, while Luis Muriel made a brace for Colombia.
How to watch or live stream Brazil vs Colombia in the US
The game between Brazil and Colombia, to be played this Wednesday, June 23, will be broadcasted in the US by FuboTV, UniMás, Univision NOW, Foxsports.com, TUDN.com, TUDN App, FOX Sports App, TUDN USA, Fox Sports 1.
Brazil vs Colombia: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers have already done their predictions for this match. According to FanDuel, Brazil is the strong favorite with odds of -230. Meanwhile, Colombia has +600. In case of a tie, it would result in a +300 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel