Brazil vs. Qatar: 2019 Friendly Odds, Time, Live Stream and TV Schedule

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistJune 5, 2019

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JULY 06: Neymar of Brazil is seen during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Winner Game 53 and Winner Game 54 at Kazan Arena on July 6, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
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Brazil are set to play Qatar in an international friendly in Brasilia on Wednesday.

There will be a particular focus on the visitors before they host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and the five-time world champions will provide a rigorous test for the AFC 2019 Asian Cup winners.

Brazil are deep in preparations for the 2019 Copa America which begins on home soil on June 14, and Qatar will be guest entrants at the tournament.

The Selecao have not won the competition since 2007, with the last two editions being claimed by Chile.


Date: Wednesday, June 5

Time: 8:30 p.m. ET/1:30 a.m. BST (Thursday)

TV Info: BeIN Sports (U.S), FreeSports [422] (UK)

Live Stream: BeIN Sports CONNECT, FuboTV (U.S.)

Odds: Brazil 1-11, Qatar 33-1, draw 9-1 (according to Oddschecker)



Qatar get a taste of the major leagues as they face one of the great footballing nations.

The small state will host the first World Cup in the Middle East in three years' time, and it will be keen to make an impression on curious sports fans in South America.

Qatar will feature at the forthcoming Copa in Group B alongside Argentina, Colombia and Paraguay, but the South American teams will expect to collect three points in their games against the Maroons.

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Qatar will be the first Arab nation to play in the Copa after being invited in a guest spot by CONMEBOL.

Japan also feature as a guest team. The Samurai Blue were beaten 3-1 by Qatar in the 2019 Asian Cup final held in the United Arab Emirates on February 1.

The win proved the Maroons have a burgeoning team that can thrive on a competition platform close to home.

However, with Brazil sharpening their focus ahead of the Copa, the home side could field a strong starting XI capable of scoring plenty of goals.

Brazil coach Tite took charge of the Selecao in 2016 and has made them a force once again after a lean spell.

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The 58-year-old has been able to inject confidence into his squad, winning the South American qualification group with ease for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Brazil lost just once in 18 games, amassing 12 wins and 41 goals. 

However, a 2-1 quarter-final loss to Belgium in Russia was a disappointing end result for the Selecao.

Qatar will hope to prove their Asian Cup win was not a one-off achievement. They beat South Korea and Japan on their way to the title, both of whom have previously shown their World Cup pedigree.

Brazil should be too strong in this friendly, but the visitors will be hoping Tite fields a heavily rotated side, which might offer them a chance of an unlikely result.