Chile and Brazil face each other for Matchday 9 of the Conmebol World Cup Qualifiers 2022 today, September 2, at Estadio Monumental David Arellano. Their most recent encounter took place in the quarterfinals of the Copa America 2021, when Brazil won 1-0. This game can be watched in the US with FuboTV.
The hosts are currently seventh in the standings of the Qualifying tournament and they have to start adding points if they want a chance to go to Qatar 2022. However, the first test of this international window won’t be easy for Martin Lasarte’s men, despite Brazil coming without some of their best players due to the European league restrictions.
The visitors are coming into this match after a tough defeat in the Copa America final against Argentina. However, they will likely forget their woes to try to remain unbeaten in the Qualifying tournament, in which they are atop of the standings with 18 points.
Chile’s confirmed lineup
In Chile’s case, the big absentee in the squad is Alexis Sánchez, who is recovering from an injury at Inter Milan. However, most of the same players who went to the Copa America will be available. This will be Chile’s lineup against Brazil: Claudio Bravo; Paulo Diaz, Gary Medel, Maripán, Eugenio Mena, Mauricio Isla; Erick Pulgar, Arturo Vidal, Charles Aránguiz, Iván Morales; Eduardo Vargas.
Brazil’s confirmed lineup
Meanwhile, Brazil will come to this match without some key players due to the Premier League restrictions to release them. Liverpool's Alisson, Fabinho, and Roberto Firmino; Manchester City's Ederson and Gabriel Jesús, Chelsea's Thiago Silva and Man United's Fred will all miss the fixture.
Richarlison and Raphinha will also miss this match. However, Tite called up back up players such as Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr., Malcom and Nunes. This is how Brazil will lineup:Weverton; Danilo, Alex Sandro, Marquinhos, Éder Militäo; Casemiro, Bruno Guimaraes, Lucas Paquetá; Neymar, Vinicius Jr, Gabriel Barbosa.