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Brazil to play against Costa Rica to start Copa America mission

Published : Monday, 24 June, 2024 at 8:52 PM  Count : 435

Brazil to play against Costa Rica to start Copa America mission

Brazil to play against Costa Rica to start Copa America mission


Brazil is set to begin their mission of Copa America playing against Costa Rica in Group D game on Tuesday morning (Local time).

The record five-time World Cup winners from South America will look to go one step forward than previous edition where they lost to Lionel Messi's team in the final.

Brazil and Costa Rica's game is scheduled to kick off at 7am on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 (Bangladesh Time) in Los Angeles. 
The football game between Brazil and Costa Rica will be live streamed on fuboTV which offers free trial.

Brazil vs Costa Rica - Prediction

Brazil is likely to win the match against Costa Rica 3-1.

After a heartbreaking shootout defeat by Croatia in the World Cup quarter-finals at Qatar 2022, Brazil went through two caretaker managers as they waited for almost an year trying to lure manager Carlo Ancelotti from Real Madrid.

But after the Italian extended his contract with the Spanish giants, Brazil settled on journeyman Dorival Jr.

Dorival built a reputation as a versatile coach specialising in working his magic as fixer by taking over struggling teams halfway through a season with a remarkable success.

He won the Copa Libertadores and the Copa do Brazil with Flamengo a few months after taking over and when his six-month contract was not renewed he joined Sao Paulo and led them to a Brazilian Cup title before accepting the Brazil job in January.

Dorival had a lot on his plate with the national team as, while Brazil waited for Ancelotti, they went through a spell in the wilderness during which they had historic negative results.

They suffered defeat in three consecutive World Cup qualifiers for the first time, their first loss to Uruguay for 22 years and saw the end of a 58-match unbeaten home streak in the qualifiers, which led to their worst campaign ever with seven points from a possible 18 after six rounds.

Add to that the loss of talisman Neymar, with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee on international duty in October, and Brazil hit rock bottom.

With no Ancelotti and a team in turmoil, Dorival turned his attention to recovering the confidence and self esteem of a young and revamped squad in which Vinicius Jr claimed the responsibility of carrying the load as Brazil's key player.

The Copa America will be the first time Dorival has had time to work extensively with his players, who face Costa Rica following a three-week training camp in Florida before taking on Paraguay and Colombia in Group D.

SA






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