International Friendlies : Brazil vs USA Match Preview and Lineups

Portugal vs Ireland




Portugal vs Ireland


International Friendlies

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Match Time:

04:30 AM Indian Time
03:00 AM UAE Time


Camping World Stadium

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Prediction and Preview

Match Preview: Portugal vs. Ireland 

As the USA prepares to host the 2024 Copa America, they face a challenging final friendly against Brazil at Camping World Stadium in Florida. The upcoming match marks their first encounter since Brazil's 2-0 victory in September 2018, courtesy of goals from Roberto Firmino and Neymar.

USA head coach Gregg Berhalter has had a mixed start since taking over in August 2023. While his tenure began positively with four wins out of five and an impressive 15 goals scored, the team has struggled recently with three defeats in their last five games. The latest setback was a heavy 5-1 loss to Colombia, where defensive lapses led to conceding three late goals. Berhalter criticized his players for their lack of respect and urgency, viewing the defeat as a critical wake-up call.

The USA, currently ranked 11th by FIFA, will need to quickly regroup. Their defensive line might see changes with Cameron Carter-Vickers possibly starting, and Tyler Adams aiming to gain some playing time after an injury-hit season. Offensive adjustments are also expected, with Christian Pulisic looking to edge closer to the top of the USA's all-time scorer list and potential starts for Ricardo Pepi, Haji Wright, or Brendan Aaronson.

Brazil, ranked fifth in the world, comes into the match with an unbeaten start to 2024 under new coach Dorival Junior, including wins over England and Mexico and a draw with Spain. Their recent thrilling 3-2 win over Mexico showcased their attacking depth, with teenager Endrick scoring a dramatic late winner. Dorival Junior, however, has urged caution regarding the high expectations for the young star.

For the upcoming game, Brazil might see the return of Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo to the starting lineup. Andreas Pereira will hope to retain his midfield spot, but competition is fierce with Lucas Paqueta, Bruno Guimaraes, and Joao Gomes all vying for places. Defensive stalwarts Marquinhos and Gabriel Magalhaes are expected to feature, with potential starts for Danilo and Wendell at full-back.

The USA faces a tough task to break their winless streak against Brazil, who have dominated their recent meetings with seven consecutive wins and an aggregate score of 22-5. This match is a crucial opportunity for both teams to fine-tune their strategies ahead of the Copa America, with the USA particularly eager to regain confidence before their group-stage opener against Bolivia.
Predicted Lineups

Brazil possible starting lineup: Alisson; Danilo, Militao, Bremer, Arana; Pereira, Guimaraes, Paqueta; Rodrygo, Evanilson, Vinicius Jr

USA possible starting lineup: Turner; Scully, Carter-Vickers, Ream, A. Robinson; McKennie, Adams, Reyna; Weah, Balogun, Pulisic

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