Australia vs. Brazil: Time, Live Stream and TV Schedule for 2017 Friendly

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistJune 12, 2017

Brazil's Philippe Correia reacts after he misses a shot during the friendly international football match between Brazil and Argentina at the MCG in Melbourne on June 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN / IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE        (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Australia will play one final friendly in preparation for the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup, as they take on Brazil in Melbourne on Tuesday.

The Selecao are coming off a disappointing loss against Argentina in a friendly on Friday. In qualifying, they sit in the top spot in the CONMEBOL standings and have already booked their ticket for Russia.

The Socceroos are on track for the fourth round in the AFC, courtesy of back-to-back wins over the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Neither side has much to play for on Tuesday, but fans should still expect a good contest.

Date: Tuesday, June 13

Time: 11:05 a.m. BST/6:05 a.m. ET

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

TV info/live stream: LFC TV (UK), BeIN Sports (U.S.)

           

As expected, Brazil have travelled to Australia without the services of some of their biggest stars. Neymar, Roberto Firmino, Marcelo and Casemiro are all absent, as they begin their summer holidays early.

The Selecao will still start the match with a superb squad, however, courtesy of their spectacular depth. Thiago Silva, David Luiz and Philippe Coutinho have all been called up, although some of them could be rested.

Per Selecao Brasileira, Manchester City's new goalkeeper Ederson could start against Australia, giving fans a glimpse of the future:

The Socceroos will travel to Russia for the Confederations Cup after the friendly, where they'll face three tough challenges in the group stage. They start off against Germany before taking on Cameroon and Chile.

In all likelihood, coach Ange Postecoglou will choose not to risk his top stars too longthe likes of Tim Cahill and Mile Jedinak are expected to play but not for the full 90 minutes.

British fans will keep a close eye on goalkeeper Mathew Ryan, who could be in for a busy day against a talented Brazilian team and appears to be on his way to the Premier League, via SuperSport Blitz:

Australian football has come a long way in the last few years, but Brazil's squadeven without some its biggest starsremains a class above the Socceroos. Even with the home-field advantage, Australia should be in for a tough outing.

Prediction: Australia 1-3 Brazil

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