Brazil vs Colombia LIVE: Stream FREE, TV channel, kick-off time for TONIGHT'S Copa America clash

BRAZIL take on Colombia in the Copa America TONIGHT.

The hosts Brazil have won both of their Copa games so far, while Colombia lost to Peru last time out.

  • Kick-off: 1am BST
  • TV/ live stream: BBC Red Button/ iPlayer
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    BRAZIL 0-1 COLOMBIA

    10 What a fantastic goal by Colombia!

    Cuadrado delivers a pinpoint cross from the right flank and finds Diaz inside the area who scores with a spectacular overhead kick!

    That's exactly the kind of goal you expect to see at a Copa America!

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    GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!

    COLOMBIA SCORE A STUNNER WITH DIAZ!!!!!!

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    BRAZIL 0-0 COLOMBIA

    10 Not much tempo going on in the first few minutes.

    Brazil are trying to find the space to attack, but remember that the Selecao are a team that like to sit and wait until their opponent makes a mistake.

    Colombia are playing it safe as manager Rueda is under pressure following the defeat to Peru

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    BRAZIL 0-0 COLOMBIA

    8 Of course, James Rodriguez has been left out of Colombia's Copa America squad by manager Reinaldo Rueda, who claims the Everton star is injured.

    James has been recovering from a calf injury, which has sparked somewhat of a club-versus-country disagreement.

    The attacking midfielder's personal doctor Javier Fernandez confirmed that the 29-year-old is fit enough to participate in the summer's competition.

    Toffees' director of medical Danny Donachie claims he recommended that the former Real Madrid star sat out World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Argentina in order to be fit for the Copa America

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    BRAZIL 0-0 COLOMBIA

    5 So far Brazil are the most attack-minded team, no surprise there!

    However, Colombia's lines are placed quite high and that allows the Tricolor to keep the hosts at bay

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    BRAZIL 0-0 COLOMBIA

    2 Another quick reminder:

    Colombia manager Reinaldo Rueda appears to have opted for a 4-4-2 formation with four changes to the team that lost to Peru last time out.

    Captain David Ospina starts in goal with Daniel Munoz, who replaces Stefan Medina, at right-back and William Tesillo on the other side, while Yerry Mina and Davinson Sanchez team up at centre-back.

    Juan Cuadrado covers the right flank with Luis Diaz, who takes Edwin Cardona's place, on the other side, while Wilmar Barrios and Mateus Uribe, who replaces Sebastian Perez, link up in midfield.

    Duvan Zapata and Santos Borre, on for Miguel Borja, lead the attack

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    BRAZIL 0-0 COLOMBIA

    1 Just a quick reminder:

    Brazil manager Tite appears to have opted for a 4-3-3 formation with five changes to the team that beat Peru last time out.

    Weverton replaces Ederson between the sticks whereas Danilo starts at right-back with Alex Sandro on the other side, while Marquinhos, on for Eder Militao, and Thiago Silva team up at centre-back.

    Everton Ribeiro, who takes Everton's place, Fred and captain Casemiro, who comes on for Fabinho, link up in midfield.

    Richarlison, who replaces Gabriel Barbosa, Neymar and Gabriel Jesus lead the attack

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    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    AND OFF WE GO IN RIO!!!!!!!!

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    HERE COME THE TEAMS!!!

    The Olympic Stadium is set to host the big Copa America clash between Brazil and Colombia.

    The Selecao are led out to the pitch by captain Casemiro whereas David Ospina dons his nation's armband.

    Of course the game is going to take place behind closed doors due to coronavirus restrictions in Brazil.

    Not long to go now…

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    COPA AMERICA CRISIS

    The Copa America was originally scheduled to take place in Colombia and Argentina but plans changed due to social unrest and a surge of coronavirus cases respectively.

    CONMEBOL then shockingly decided to move the competition to Brazil, which has been stricken by both of the aforementioned issues.

    So far, over half a million people have died of COVID-19 in Brazil – the second highest tally in the world – and at the same time hundreds of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets demonstrating against the mishandling of the virus by controversial president Jair Bolsonaro.

    The Selecao looked like they would pull out of the tournament in protest as soon as they had completed their last two World Cup qualifiers.

    According to The Guardian, however, that didn't sit well with the president or the Brazilian football federation, who were reportedly ready to sack Tite and replace him with Bolsonaro supporter Renato Gaucho.

    But pressure from sponsors made the football federation place their confidence back on Tite – who's only lost four out of all 56 matches in charge of the Selecao – whereas Bolsonaro stated he will not interfere.

    The players ultimately decided against a boycott and declared: "We are against organising the Copa America, but we will never say no to the Brazilian national team"

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    COLOMBIA STATS

    Colombia sit second in Group B, with just two points separating them from high fliers Brazil, but Reinaldo Rueda's men have played three times already.

    The Tricolor have amassed one win and one loss in the competition so far after suffering a shock 2-1 defeat to Peru on Monday.

    The Colombians have been struggling for form recently as they have only won two of their last six outings and also lost twice along the way.

    However, Colombia have been able to earn three clean sheets along the way and will hope that puts a halt in Brazil's goalscoring prowess

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    BRAZIL STATS

    Brazil have been enjoying a brilliant run as they haven’t lost a single match since November 2019 when they were beaten by Argentina 1-0 in an international friendly.

    Since then, the Selecao have won all of their next nine matches across all competitions and are favourites to earn their 10th Copa America title.

    Tite’s men have also scored a staggering 26 goals along the way and conceded a mere two.

    Brazil also top the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying table with a perfect record of six wins out of six games.

    The Brazilians lead their Copa America group and a win will guarantee them first place as well as qualification for the tournament's quarter-finals

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    HEAD-TO-HEAD

    Brazil and Colombia's first ever encounter took place way back in the 1963 Copa America when the former picked up a decisive 5-1 win in La Paz.

    Since then, the two nations have faced off a total of 21 times with the Selecao winning a majority of 11 matches, compared to the Tricolor's mere two victories.

    The Colombians haven't been able to beat Brazil since the 2015 Copa America when they won 1-0 thanks to Jeison Murillo's winner.

    Since then, the two sides battled on four different occasions with the Brazilians emerging victorious twice along the way

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    COLOMBIA FORMATION

    Colombia manager Reinaldo Rueda appears to have opted for a 4-4-2 formation with four changes to the team that lost to Peru last time out.

    Captain David Ospina starts in goal with Daniel Munoz, who replaces Stefan Medina, at right-back and William Tesillo on the other side, while Yerry Mina and Davinson Sanchez team up at centre-back.

    Juan Cuadrado covers the right flank with Luis Diaz, who takes Edwin Cardona's place, on the other side, while Wilmar Barrios and Mateus Uribe, who replaces Sebastian Perez, link up in midfield.

    Duvan Zapata and Santos Borre, on for Miguel Borja, lead the attack

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    BRAZIL FORMATION

    Brazil manager Tite appears to have opted for a 4-3-3 formation with five changes to the team that beat Peru last time out.

    Weverton replaces Ederson between the sticks whereas Danilo starts at right-back with Alex Sandro on the other side, while Marquinhos, on for Eder Militao, and Thiago Silva team up at centre-back.

    Everton Ribeiro, who takes Everton's place, Fred and captain Casemiro, who comes on for Fabinho, link up in midfield.

    Richarlison, who replaces Gabriel Barbosa, Neymar and Gabriel Jesus lead the attack

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    COLOMBIA SUBS

    12 Vargas, 22 Quintana, 2 Medina, 3 Murillo, 4 Cuesta, 26 Fabra, 8 Cuellar, 25 Perlaza, 10 Cardona, 9 Muriel, 19 Borja, 28 Chara

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    BRAZIL SUBS

    1 Alisson, 23 Ederson, 13 Emerson, 16 Lodi, 14 Militao, 25 Luiz, 15 Fabinho, 17 Paqueta, 19 Everton, 20 Firmino, 21 Barbosa, 18 Vinicius

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    COLOMBIA XI

    1 Ospina; 16 Munoz, 13 Mina, 23 Sanchez, 6 Tesillo; 11 Cuadrado, 5 Barrios, 15 Uribe, 14 Diaz; 7 Zapata, 18 Borre

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    BRAZIL XI

    12 Weverton; 2 Danilo, 4 Marquinhos, 3 Silva, 6 Sandro; 11 Ribeiro, 5 Casemiro, 8 Fred; 7 Richarlison, 10 Neymar, 9 Jesus

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    THE TEAM SHEETS ARE IN!!!

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    GOOD EVENING FROM RIO

    Welcome to our live coverage of the Copa America group stage match between Brazil and Colombia at the Olympic Stadium.

    The Selecao have been flying in the competition their country is hosting as they won both of their two games so far against Venezuela and Peru.

    Brazil manager Tite made a series of changes last time out against Peru and could do the same against the Tricolor but expect Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar to start again.

    The ex-Barcelona star currently counts two goals and one assist in both his matches at the Copa America and thus poses as the hosts' most dangerous player.

    Neymar is also after a very special record as he needs just nine more international goals to equal Pele's legendary tally of 77.

    Tite seems indecisive regarding the player he wants between the sticks as both Liverpool star Alisson and Manchester City ace Ederson have started.

    It is likely, however, that Marquinhos, Casemiro and Everton favourite Richarlison could return to Brazil's starting line-up.

    Tite's openness on rotation also gives high hope to other Premier League stars, such as Chelsea's Thiago Silva, City's Gabriel Jesus and of course Liverpool's Roberto Firmino.

    Colombia manager Reinaldo Rueda, on the other hand, is expected to get an important boost with Porto duo Mateus Uribe and Luis Diaz returning from suspension

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