Copa America 2021 continues its course as Matchday 1 is already part of the past and the reigning champions want to continue on their way to a back-to-back title. Brazil and Peru will face off on the second round of Group B at Estadio Olímpico Nilson Santos in Río de Janeiro.
La Verde-amarela have begun their campaign strongly, putting three past Venezuela on the Copa America 2021 opener. Tité's boys have got used to recording win after win lately, and they'll try to claim the three points once again in this game.
Meanwhile, Peru will make their Copa America debut after having a bye week in the first round. Ricardo Gareca's boys head to the tournament after beating Ecuador in the South American World Cup Qualifiers, and they hope to build on from there.
Brazil's confirmed lineup
La Canarinha want to keep on winning ways in their quest for a second straight continental trophy at home. They got off to a convincing start by comfortably defeating a weakened Venezuela side, and Tité has a large, match-fit squad for the upcoming game.
However, Brazil will have many changes from last Sunday's winning side, with Thiago Silva, Fabinho, Alex Sandro, Everton, and Gabriel Barbosa starting. This is how they'll line up: Alisson; Danilo, Eder Militao, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro; Fabinho, Fred; Gabriel Jesus, Neymar, Everton; Gabriel Barbosa.
Peru's confirmed starting XI
Unlike the hosts, Peru haven't begun their Copa America 2021 campaign yet but they are about to do so. Their first task doesn't seem any easy, in what will be sort of a rematch of the previous edition's final. Coach Ricardo Gareca has decided to leave out some big names such as Paolo Guerrero, Raúl Ruidiaz, and Pedro Aquino from the squad.
El Tigre is preparing Peru for a transition to a new generation of players, and this is how they will line up to face Brazil: Pedro Gallese; Aldo Corzo, Christian Ramos, Luis Abram, Marcos López; Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotún; Christian Cueva, Sergio Peña, André Carrillo; Gianluca Lapadula.