[[SOCCER/STREAMS]] Colombia vs Brazil Live Free Broadcast ON 16 November 2023
Brazil will endeavour to get their CONMEBOL World Cup qualification campaign back on track when they make the trip to Estadio Metropolitano in Barranquilla to face Colombia on Thursday night. Where to watch Colombia vs Brazil live stream: TV channel, lineups, odds for World Cup 2026 qualifier
Colombia have made an unbeaten start to 2026 qualifying and currently sit fifth in the CONMEBOL standings with six points from their opening four fixtures. They are currently riding on a three-game drawing streak, which includes a 0-0 draw against Ecuador in their most recent game.
Brazil, meanwhile, enter matchday five off the back of suffering a surprise 2-0 defeat to Uruguay last month. Prior to that, the visitors were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Venezuela, and they will be aiming to bounce back here as they try to close the five-point gap that separates them in third place with Argentina at the top of the CONMEBOL standings.
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Colombia vs Brazil kick-off time
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Kick-off time: 7:00 p.m. ET/ 4:00 p.m. PT
Venue: Estadio Metropolitano
The game between Brazil and Colombia will be played at the Estadio Metropolitano on Thursday, November 16, 2023. Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m. ET/ 4:00 p.m. PT for fans in the US.
Liverpool winger Luis Diaz has been named in the Colombian national team squad. His parents were kidnapped, and his father was recently released after 12 days as hostage. Head coach Nestor Lorenzo has also named influential midfielder Jhon Arias, who was an integral member of the Fluminense team that beat Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores final last Saturday.
James Rodriguez gets back-to-back national call-ups, but there was no place for veterans Yerry Mina, Juan Cuadrado and Radamel Falcao, who have lacked minutes for their respective clubs after recovering from injuries in recent weeks.
With starting right-back Santiago Arias withdrawing from the national team squad due to injury, fellow FC Cincinnati teammate Yerson Mosquera is set to start on the right side of defence.
Brazil interim boss Fernando Diniz, who successfully steered Fluminense to Copa Libertadores glory earlier this month, will be keen to see his Brazil side claim maximum points against Colombia as a response to their lacklustre displays during the last international break.
Man City goalkeeper Ederson was forced to pull out from the squad due to a foot injury, joining Neymar, Casemiro, Richarlison, and Eder Militao on the sidelines, while Gabriel Jesus has been called up despite not featuring for Arsenal since October 24.
Ederson started each of Brazil's last six international games in goal, but his absence could hand Alisson Becker with a chance to nail down the No. 1 spot.
17-year-old Palmeiras forward Endrick, who is set to move to Real Madrid in 2024, has also been given his first call up to the Brazil national team squad, becoming the youngest player to be called up for the senior Selecao squad since Ronaldo in 1993.
Colombia hosts Brazil in what promises to be a great game between two really good teams. The game will take place in Barranquilla at Estadio Metropolitano. Both teams need a win, Colombia because they have tied their last three matches, they sit fifth, and they have to break the cycle. The good news for Colombia is that James seems to be back in his best form, and they will need him to beat Brazil.
On the other hand, Brazil comes from tying a game to Venezuela and losing to Uruguay, something unprecedented for them. The five-time World Cup winner needs a win to show that they take these qualifiers seriously. They won’t have Neymar on their side and no coach yet. The hopes that Ancelotti will take the handles of the team are what the South Americans clinch, too.
Los Cafeteros need to win this one, but Brazil is a wounded predator right now. Colombia has never beaten the Brazilians for qualifiers in their history. Maybe this will be the first time. For this one we pick Los Cafeteros.
The two nations, usually powerhouses of South American football, both trail in the wake of Argentina at the moment, following La Albiceleste's victory in the 2022 World Cup. Lionel Messi and company have followed that up by storming to the top of the CONMEBOL standings in qualification for the 2026 World Cup, winning four games from four so far.
Liverpool's Luis Diaz should be available for Colombia after going through a terrible ordeal with his parents being kidnapped. Both are thankfully now safe and well. Elsewhere, Columbus Crew striker Cucho Hernandez could make a start up front, while James Rodriguez is fit.
Manchester United midfieler and Brazil captain Casemiro is out of the current squad as he nurses a hamstring injury. The Seleção are also without Neymar due to a long-term knee injury, so manager Tite may turn to Raphinha in the wide areas.
Ederson has pulled out of the squad injured, so Liverpool's Alisson is certain to start in goal. An assessment will be made on Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus, who has been called up but is carrying a hamstring problem of his own.
Brazil aim to get their World Cup qualifying campaign back on track on Thursday against Colombia. The five-time World Cup winners failed to win their last two games but are still third on the 10-team table, tied for points with second place Uruguay. Colombia are off to a slightly worse start with just one win in four games but sit a point behind Brazil, making this a compelling match for any neutral viewer.
The Colombian team has not suffered a defeat in the ongoing tournament but has won only one match and drawn in their last three appearances, currently standing in fifth place with 6 points. In their most recent outing, Colombia secured a 0-0 draw against Ecuador.
La Tri will seek to defeat Brazil for the first time in their history in World Cup qualifying matches, as out of the 14 times they have faced the Brazilians, they have lost 7 and drawn 7. Coach Néstor Lorenzo will be without Jhon Arias, who received his second yellow card against Ecuador.
The Brazilians arrive for their visit to Colombia facing some complications in assembling their team. Firstly, goalkeeper Ederson has been ruled out due to a foot injury. Casemiro is also not part of the squad, along with Neymar Jr.
In their last appearance, Brazil suffered a 2-0 defeat in their visit to Uruguay, marking a historic loss that ended an 8-year unbeaten streak for the Canarinha in South American World Cup qualifiers.