Fans can watch the Brazil vs. Panama football match live online and see the two teams in what will be a final tune-up before this summer’s Copa America.
The teams will meet Sunday at 9:30 p.m. in Denver, Colorado. The game will be broadcast on beIN Sports in the United States, and also available live online for fans looking to watch from the comfort of their computer chair (a link to the streaming video can be found below).
The match is one of a number of Copa America tune-ups being played for American audiences. On Saturday, Mexico defeated Paraguay 1-0 in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The United States also defeated Bolivia 4-0 on Saturday night in Kansas City.
Brazil striker Jonas said Sunday’s friendly match against Panama will be important for Selecao’s preparations for the Copa America, Goal.com reported. He said the match will be a good chance for the new roster to come together, as they have had quite a bit of shuffling due to injury. Jonas himself was a late addition to the team after Ricardo Oliveira was injured.
“I classify the game as a very important one because it serves to prepare the national team for Copa America,” Jonas said. “It will be a big help, not only for me but for everyone else to develop partnerships and gain better understand of one another.” Fans who watch the Brazil vs. Panama football match live online will see a Brazilian team preparing for the Copa America without a number of key players. Barcelona forward Neymar will be sitting out to focus on the Rio Olympics, Oliveira’s injury will keep him out through the Copa America, and Douglas Costa will be out with an injury, as well.
Dunga also revealed on Saturday that Barcelona midfielder Rarinha will miss at least Sunday’s game after suffering a muscle injury. He is also in danger of missing the Copa America if the injury doesn’t properly heal in time.
But Brazilian coach Dunga believes both Jonas and former top footballer Kaka will be able to fill in nicely.
“We always want to have the best, but this is the opportunity for the players to take advantage,” he told www.aredacao.com (via ESPNFC). “We are looking for more leaders. There will always be pressure but among us (the coaching staff and players) we can deal with it.”
Lucas Lima, Rafinha Alcântara and Brazil NT teammates arriving to Denver, where Brazil will face Panama tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/vvEzvqFOdW
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStats2) May 28, 2016
Fans who watch the Brazil vs. Panama football match live online could see some other roster shuffling for Brazil. Midfielder Lucas Lima is hoping to snag a first-team role, and will be wearing the team’s famous No. 10 jersey in the absence of Neymar.
He is hoping to use Sunday’s match to prove his value to the roster, Goal.com reported
“I am very happy. It is a great honor for me,” he said of wearing the team’s No. 10 jersey.
“Everyone dreams of playing in the number 10. It is a great privilege. I hope to live up to it, as has everyone else who has worn it, and make a real difference to the team.”
— Goal India (@Goal_India) May 29, 2016
Panama may have even more to gain from Sunday’s friendly match against Brazil. They are preparing for a difficult pool in the Copa America, facing Chile, Bolivia, and 14-time winner Argentina. Brazil will be facing Ecuador, Haiti, and Peru.
Panama already had one warm-up match, a 0-0 draw against Venezuela. It will not get much easier for Panama, as striker Ismael Diaz will be lost for the entire tournament with a knee injury.
Fans who want to watch the Brazil vs. Panama football match live online can click here for coverage from beIN Sports.
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