Skip to main content

Brazil boss Tite expects a different test from Peru in Los Angeles

Head coach Tite is expecting another “great game” when Brazil take on Peru for the first time since the Copa America final on Wednesday.

The two countries met twice in this summer’s tournament with Brazil winning on both occasions, including a 3-1 victory to claim their ninth Copa America title.

Tite told a press conference he was expecting a different type of game from the previous meetings.

He said: “Peru has grown a lot in the qualifiers. It has grown as a team. Consolidated.

“(Ricardo) Gareca has been doing great work. It will be a great game again.

“They may lose some players, (Paolo) Guerrero, but there are other players with quality. The basic structure of the team remains.”

When asked whether Peru will be out for revenge, Tite said: “If I were on the other side, I would have that feeling of revenge, but with loyalty.”

Tite is expected to make changes from the team which drew 2-2 with Colombia on Friday, with Neymar scoring his first goal of the season.

Peru boss Ricardo Gareca will be without striker Paolo Guerrero for the clash in Los Angeles.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

FourFourTwo was launched in 1994 on the back of a World Cup that England hadn’t even qualified for. It was an act of madness… but it somehow worked out. Our mission is to offer our intelligent, international audience access to the game’s biggest names, insightful analysis... and a bit of a giggle. We unashamedly love this game and we hope that our coverage reflects that.