Brazil v Chile live stream, Thursday 24 March, 11.30pm GMT
Brazil will be looking to maintain their excellent record in World Cup qualification when they host Chile on Thursday.
The Selecao have already booked their place in Qatar and have the luxury of being able to begin their preparations for the tournament early. Despite having played one fewer game than most other teams in the South American section of qualification, Brazil have opened up a sizable lead at the summit of the standings.
Second-placed Argentina are four points back, but Tite’s side are a whole 17 points clear of the play-off spot. Brazil have been in excellent form throughout, winning 12 and drawing three of their 15 matches to date. The only disappointment in the last couple of years was their defeat by Argentina in the final of the Copa America last summer.
Tite has already announced that he will step down after the World Cup later this year. He will be desperate to win the tournament for the sixth time in Brazil’s history and make up for their disappointing exit at the hands of Belgium in 2018.
Chile face an uphill task to qualify for the World Cup: they are currently two points adrift of Peru in the play-off spot and will be striving to inflict Brazil’s first ever home defeat in a World Cup qualifier.
Arsenal (opens in new tab) duo Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel have been called up to the senior squad by Tite, who will have to make do without Raphinha due to Covid-19. Also missing is Roberto Firmino, whose recent injury has counted against him.
Chile will be unable to call upon the services of Francisco Sierralta and Edson Puch for this game at the Maracana and next week’s crunch clash with Uruguay. La Roja remain reliant on key members of the group that won back-to-back Copas America in 2015 and 2016, including Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal, Gary Medel, Claudio Bravo and Mauricio Isla.
Kick-off is at 11.30pm GMT on Thursday 24 March, and UK viewers can watch it on Premier Sports 1. See below for international broadcast options.
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