Two of the world's top football nations will go head-to-head in Toronto on Tuesday night when Brazil and Chile meet in an international friendly showdown.
The two South American powerhouses currently rank inside the top-12 of the FIFA world rankings and have each secured World Cup 2014 berths. Therefore, this week's matchup should give fans an opportunity to catch a glimpse of what they can expect to see in Brazil next summer.
With both squads looking awfully impressive their last time out—earning shutout victories—the stage is set for an entertaining battle.
Here we'll get you ready with everything you need to know for Tuesday's clash.
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Start Time: 8 p.m. ET, 1 a.m. GMT*
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto
Watch: beIN Sport USA (U.S.), BT Sport 1 (U.K.)
Live Stream: beIN Sport Play
Top Storyline: Which Side Will Continue Building Momentum for 2014?
With both nations having already qualified for World Cup 2014 next summer, momentum and confidence are what's at stake on Tuesday night.
Brazil will be feeling good about themselves coming in, having won five consecutive friendly matches since suffering a 1-0 defeat to Switzerland back in August. Meanwhile, Chile haven't lost a match since last March, earning a hard-fought 2-2 draw their last time out against Brazil on April 24.
Neymar was one of four different players to score in that match. The 21-year-old has been an absolute stud for Canarinho since making his debut in 2010. He has 27 goals in 45 career appearances with the Brazil national team and will obviously be a player worth following on Tuesday.
|Nov. 16 vs. Honduras, W 5-0||Nov. 15 vs. England, W 2-0|
|Oct. 15 vs. Zambia, W 2-0||Oct 15. vs. Ecuador, W 2-1|
|Oct. 12 vs. South Korea, W 2-0||Oct. 11 vs. Colombia, D 3-3|
|Sept. 10 vs. Portugal, W 3-1||Sept. 10 vs. Spain, D 2-2|
|Sept. 7 vs. Australia, W 6-0||Sept. 6 vs. Venezuela, W 3-0|
As already mentioned, there's very little separating these two teams. While Brazil boasts tremendous star power, Chile have been earning impressive results all year long and actually outplayed Brazil back in April, out-possessing and out-shooting the World Cup 2014 hosts.
Led by Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez, La Roja are one of South America's best, but often overlooked squads. While they would certainly be overmatched by Brazil's first team, it's unlikely that Luiz Felipe Scolari is going to throw everything he has at them this week.
But with playmakers and scoring threats all over, expect another high-scoring affair between these two sides on Tuesday.
Brazil 2, Chile 2
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