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

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIJune 9, 2019

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 05: Gabriel Jesus of Brazil celebrates after scoring the second goal of his team during the friendly match against Qatar at Mane Garrincha Stadium on June 05, 2019 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)
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Brazil play their final international friendly before the start of the 2019 Copa America against Honduras in Porto Alegre on Sunday.

Tite's side will host the tournament and are favourites to lift the trophy but have seen their plans disrupted by an injury to star man Neymar.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward was ruled out of the competition after injuring his ankle against Qatar last time out, and Tite will use this game to find a way to cope without his team's talisman.

                        

Date: Sunday, June 9

Time: 8 p.m BST/3 p.m. ET

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

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

Odds: Brazil 1-8, Honduras 18-1, Draw 7-1 (according to Oddschecker)

                  

Match Preview

Tite called Chelsea forward Willian into his Copa America squad to replace Neymar:

B/R Football @brfootball

Willian steps up to replace the injured Neymar in Brazil's Copa America squad 🇧🇷 https://t.co/DkvSCaVBwn

Writer Paulo Freitas is not too impressed with the decision:

Paulo Freitas @Cynegeticus

@MineiroGiant I think Willian is a bad choice but I suppose his experience is what made the difference. As for our Scouser friend, I wouldn't why he disappeared this time.

However, the Chelsea man will complement Brazil's attacking options, joining Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus, Philippe Coutinho, Richarlison and David Neres in the squad.

But there is no question that losing Neymar is a huge blow, and Tite must quickly find a new combination up top if his team are to win the Copa America.

Brazil have gone nine games unbeaten since the 2018 FIFA World Cup but have not been entirely convincing in those games.

Tite's men beat Qatar 2-0 last time out thanks to goals from Jesus and Richarlison (U.S. only):

beIN SPORTS USA @beINSPORTSUSA

GOAL FOR BRAZIL! 🇧🇷🐦 A great ball in by Dani Alves to feed into Richarlison as the Everton man sends in a sublime header and give the hosts a 1-0 lead over the Asian Cup champions. https://t.co/Kp7iLlRHU8

The Everton forward has been particularly impressive since breaking into the national team and could be the man to provide the inspiration needed in Neymar's absence.

Meanwhile, Liverpool striker Firmino is expected to feature against Honduras after returning from injury in Liverpool's UEFA Champions League final win over Tottenham Hotspur on June 1.

Honduras are preparing for the 2019 Gold Cup and will be aiming for only their second victory over Brazil.

Victory for the Central Americans against Tite's side will be seen as a big shock, but the team has shown signs of improvement since Fabian Coito was appointed manager in February.

Draws against Ecuador and Paraguay have followed, and they will do their best to make life difficult for Brazil's superstars on Sunday.

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