Brazil visit the Estadio Olimpico in Caracas today to face Venezuela for Matchday 11 of the Conmebol World Cup Qualifiers 2022. La Canarinha are coming to this match with a perfect record in the tournament, while La Vinotinto have struggled to get good results. The game will be broadcast in the US by FuboTV.
With eight victories out of eight matches, Tite’s men will want to keep their perfect record intact against the bottom side of the standings. They are coming from a 2-0 win against Peru last time out, after not facing Argentina due to the controversy surrounding the health requirements of some players.
Venezuela, on the other hand, will receive Brazil after losing to Paraguay 2-1 in their last match. Before that, they were beaten 1-3 by Argentina at the Estadio Olímpico. In fact, the hosts have a nine-match winless streak that seems pretty hard to break against their next rivals.
Venezuela’s confirmed lineup
Another blow for Venezuela is the absence of two of their most potent strikers, Salomon Rondon, who will remain in England, and Josef Martinez, who wasn’t selected for this international window. Also, Yangel Herrera, Romulo Otero and Jhon Murillo will miss these games, while Savarino and Villanueva are injured.
This will be Venezuela's starting eleven against Brazil: Graterol; Hernandez, Mejias, Ferraresi, O. Gonzalez; J. Martinez, Rincon, Soteldo; Peñaranda, E. Ramirez, D. Machis.
Brazil’s confirmed lineup
Meanwhile, Brazil will have their Premier League players for this window. However, Firmino and Richarlison will not be in the team due to injuries while Neymar is suspended and Casemiro has an infection, so he won't be available either. Antony, of Ajax, was called for the first time, while Raphinha will be able to make his debut.
This will be Brazil’s lineup to face Venezuela: Alisson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Guilherme Arana; Everton Ribeiro, Fabinho, Gerson, Lucas Paquetá; Gabriel Barbosa, Gabriel Jesus.