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Copa America 2015: Brazil v Venezuela preview

Kick-off: Sunday, 21st June @ 22:30 BST
Venue: Estadio Monumental (Santiago de Chile, Chile)

Previous meetings:

Brazil v Venezuela 3-0 (2006 World Cup qualifier)
Brazil v Venezuela 0-2 (international friendly)
Venezuela v Brazil 0-4 (2010 World Cup qualifier)
Brazil v Venezuela 0-0 (2010 World Cup qualifier)
Brazil v Venezuela 0-0 (2011 Copa America)

Brazil

Last 5 matches:

Brazil v Chile 1-0 (Int Friendly)
Brazil v Mexico 2-0 (Int Friendly)
Brazil v Honduras 1-0 (Int Friendly)
Brazil v Peru 2-1 (Copa America)
Brazil v Colombia (0-1) (Copa America)

Team News:

Star player Neymar has been banned for four matches after seeing red against Colombia and the tournament is over for him. Santos hotshot Robinho should replace him in the starting line-up, with Philippe Coutinho also tipped to start.

Players to watch: Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho, Willian.

Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Jefferson – Alves, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Filipe Luis – Fernandinho, Elias – Willian, Coutinho, Robinho – Firmino.

Venezuela

Last 5 matches:

Venezuela v Honduras 2-1 (Int Friendly)
Jamaica v Venezuela 1-0 (Int Friendly)
Peru v Venezuela 0-1 (Int Friendly)
Colombia v Venezuela (Copa America)
Peru v Venezuela 1-0 (Copa America)

Team News:

La Vinotinto will be without Fernando Amorebieta, who was sent off in the 1-0 defeat to Peru, and coach Noel Sanvicente has confirmed that Gabriel Cichero will be his replacement. There are no other changes expected.

Players to watch: Salomon Rondon, Juan Arango.

Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Baroja – Rosales, Vizcarrondo, Tunez, Cuchero – Rincon, Seijas – Vargas, Arango, Guerra – Rondon.

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