Hosts Brazil will take on CONCACAF champions Mexico in the Confederations Cup Group A game in Fortaleza on Wednesday, knowing they can clinch a semi final berth with a win.


Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 8pm BST, with BBC Three and the BBC Sport Web site providing live coverage in the UK.


Brazil enter this tie on the back of consecutive 3-0 wins - the first against rivals France in an international friendly last week and the second against Japan in the opening match of this tournament on Saturday. Luiz Felipe Scolari's young side now have the momentum and are finally starting to show some of the confidence and panache that was missing from the Selecao side for almost a decade.

Mexico, on the other hand, lost their opening match to Italy 2-1. Jose Manuel de la Torre's men have managed just one win in their last five matches and head into this game as clear underdogs. However, they do have the experience required for big tournaments, with Gerardo Torrado, Carlos Salcido and Andres Guardado boasting 350 senior international caps between them.

Brazil have won 14 of the 23 meetings between the two sides so far but recent history favours Mexico. El Tri beat Selecao 2-0 in an international friendly in Texas a year back before handing them a 2-1 shock defeat in the final of the men's football tournament at the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

Javier Hernandez will lead Mexico's attack

Team Form


    • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W D D W
    • Last Result: Brazil 3 - 0 Japan


    • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L D D W D
    • Last Result: Mexico 1 - 2 Italy

Team News

Brazil: Talisman Neymar suffered a minor knock against Japan but is fit to start this game. Otherwise, Scolari has no problems except for a selection headache. Former Manchester City striker Jo, who scored as a late substitute against Japan, is pushing for a start in place of Fred. Meanwhile, Lucas Moura is also looking to break into the line-up, at the expense of Oscar or Hulk.

Probable Line-up: (4-3-3) J Cesar; Alves, T Silva, Luiz, Marcelo; L Gustavo, Paulinho, Oscar; Hulk, Fred, Neymar

Mexico: de la Torrealso has a full squad to choose from. Geraldo Flores, who operated at right-back against Italy, stood out as the weak link and could be replaced by Hiram Mier, especially with Neymar expected to feature on Brazil's left.

Probable Line-up: (4-2-3-1) Corona; Mier, Rodriguez, Moreno, Salcido; Zavala, Torrado; Aquino, dos Santos, Guardado; Hernandez