Preview: Mexico vs. Brazil

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By Rafael

The Mexico National team make their last stop before their trip to Chile as they face Brazil in their final friendly ahead of their June 12 Copa America debut against Bolivia.

The five-time World Cup winners will host Miguel Herrera’s side in the brand new Allianz Parque of São Paulo.

Mexico will have a complete squad for the first time in three friendlies, and Miguel Herrera will be looking to find his starting eleven for the South American tournament.

El Tri will start with Jose de Jesus Corona on goal, and George Corral, Hugo Ayala, Rafael Marquez, Julio Cesar Dominguez, and Adrian Aldrete in the defense.

The midfield will be composed of Mario Osuna, Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, and Javier Guemez, who just signed a deal to play for Club America on Friday.

Leading the attack will be Eduardo Herrera and Raul Jimenez.

On the other hand, Brazil will be without their star forward, Neymar. The Brazilian was part of Barcelona’s Champions League team that defeated Juventus on Saturday.

In addition to Neymar’s absence, Robinho will miss the match due to injury, and Fernandinho is a doubt for Sunday’s game.

Brazil manager, Dunga, is expected to come out with Jefferson; Danilo, Miranda, David Luiz and Filipe Luis; Fernandinho (Casemiro), Elias, Willian and Philippe Coutinho; Roberto Firmino and Diego Tardelli.

The Brazilians are unbeaten since Dunga took over the team in July of 2014, following their embarrassing 7-1 elimination in the World Cup.

Where to watch: Sunday, June 7, 4:00pm EST, Univision and Univision Deportes Network and ESPN3(online)

Head to head record: 10 Mexico wins, 7 draws, and 22 Brazil wins

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About Rafael Diaz

Fan of good futbol. Rafa runs Mexicanfut.com when he is not busy watching Arsenal drop points away to Stoke.