Fans can watch the Brazil vs. Chile football match live online and see which team gains an edge in the World Cup qualifying game.
The teams are facing off on Thursday in a World Cup qualifying match, meeting in Estadio Nacional de Chile. The match is set to start at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The match will be broadcast on the beIN Sports network, but many fans are taking to the internet to find out how they can “assistir a Brasil de futebol on-line,” as they say in Brazil. Luckily for them there are many options for live streaming video (link below).
But fans who watch the Brazil vs. Chile football match live online will see a Chilean team at a disadvantage. Two key players — Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez — are listed as doubtful for the match. That could be a blow to Chile, which leaned heavily on the two during this summer’s Copa America win.
“Neither Vidal nor Alexis are confirmed for the Brazil game,” Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli told newspaper La Tercera (via ESPNFC). “Neither player has been in full training since joining the squad this week.”
Both players went down during league play overseas. Sanchez left Arsenal’s match on Sunday with a groin pull, though not before he managed to score two goals and lead Arsenal to a 3-0 win over Manchester United. Vidal missed last week’s Champion’s League win over Dinamo Zagreb, but came in as a sub in Borussia Dortmund’s game on Sunday.
Though he was able to play, Sampaoli said he doesn’t expect Vidal on the pitch for this week’s World Cup qualifying match.
“Right now I see Arturo’s participation highly doubtful, especially for the first game,” he said. “The next few hours will be vital to determine if he can play.
“Alexis has the same risk as Arturo.”
Fans who watch the Brazil vs. Chile match live online will see if the shorthanded Chile can avenge their 2014 World Cup elimination, which came at the hands of Brazil.
Sampaoli said he is focused solely on Thursday’s match.
“The World Cup is in the past,” Sampaoli said. “The Copa America is in the past. We start from zero and there’s no point in looking back.
“We expect difficult qualifiers and we need to be ready.”
Brazil is aware of the difficulties as well. Coach Dunga knows that a loss would put Brazil at a disadvantage on the road to qualifying for Russia 2018, though ultimately both Brazil and Chile are expected to qualify.
Brazil is making some late changes, inserting Kaka to fill in for the injured Philippe Coutinho. The team will also be without Neymar, who will miss the first two qualifying matches due to suspension.
Dunga and the Brazilian team are looking to rebound from the disappointment of the Copa America tournament, where they came in as favorites but failed to advance beyond the quarterfinal stage.
“You have to respect the opinion of each, but Brazil has quality players,” he told Globo. “We work at it, we trust in our work. On the classification, it has always been difficult.
“It’s a great opportunity for all of us.”
Despite its struggles over the summer, Brazil still comes into the World Cup qualifying match ranked No. 7 in the world. Chile is ranked No. 9, and comes into the match on the momentum of its Copa America victory, a dramatic win over Argentina on penalty kicks. Chile’s winning streak actually extends back to the spring, with their last loss coming in March — but at the hands of Brazil.
Fans who want to watch the Brazil vs. Chile football match live online can click here for streaming video links.
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