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Brazil play Peru on Sunday, 14 June, in their first fixture of the Copa America in a bid to make it 11 wins on the trot after they were last defeated by Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 10:30pm BST. Live coverage of the game is available on Premier Sports.


Dunga has instilled a winning mentality in the squad since being appointed, which has been reflected favourably in the results thus far. After a disappointing World Cup campaign, where they were thrashed by Netherlands and Germany in the latter stages, they have managed 10 wins on the bounce and with Dunga's inspired team changes, they have been given a new lease of life.

The form of Neymar will be an important factor in their progression to the knockout stages, the striker winning the treble with Barcelona before reporting for international duty. Brazil have abundance of riches in all areas of the field, which should be enough to get the better of Peru, who are the overwhelming minnows in a group, which also has Colombia.

Chelsea midfielder Oscar could not make the squad this time around for his country, given his lack of game time at the club. Hoffenheim midfielder Firmino has been rewarded for his consistent performances and is now an integral part of the starting XI. Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has also been inducted into the team.

Peru have been extremely comfortable in the Copa, making their way into four quarter-finals and two semi-finals in the last six editions. However, with two of the world's best sides pitted against them in the group stages, they will need all the luck to progress into the next round.

Betting odds (

Brazil win: 6/19

Draw: 22/5

Peru win: 9/1

Team news


Possible XI: Jefferson, Fabinho, Miranda, David Luiz, Filipe Luis, Fernandinho, Elias, Firmino, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Neymar.


Possible XI: Gallese, Zambrano, Advincula, Farfan, Cespedes, Ballon, Lobaton, Cueva, Sanchez, Ascues, Guerrero.