Brazil vs Colombia Preview Lineups Predictions (WC 2014)

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Sunday, June 29th, 2014 | 34

The first quarter final of 2014 world cup will be played between Brazil and Colombia on 4th July 2014 at Estadio Castelao in Fortalez kicking off at around 17:00 Local / 21:00 BST. Brazil will be hoping to stop inform Colombian side who undoubtedly been the best team of the competition so far.

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Brazil vs Colombia First Quarter-Final Match Preview:

World Cup hosts has been winning unconvincingly in the competition so far, their first game against Croatia was a lucky escape, Mexico held them to a 0-0 draw while they beat Cameroon 4-1 to get into the round of 16. Where Chile made all sorts of problems for a very shaky Brazilian defense and they had to dig deep in a game which went to penalties. Brazil of course held their nervous and managed to scrapped through to quarter finals winning on penalties by 3-2.

Colombia on the other hand has the breath of fresh air, James Rodriguez turned out to be a revealation for his side having scored 5 goals and currently sitting on top of the top scorer leaderboard. Brazil need to up their game if they were to reach semifinals.

Brazil live streamingBrazil Team News: Hulk and Fred need to step up as Neymar will be marked closely by Colombians, Fred has been the biggest disappointment and I expect Scolari to go with Neymar as a no.9 upfront with Hulk and Willian supporting him in attack.

ColombiaAs far as Colombia is concerned their front three players Rodriguez, Cuadrado and Jackson Martínez have been in top form and the kind of defense Brazil has shown I can see them scoring.

Possible Starting Lineups:

This is how I think both sides will lineup heading into the game, we will update this page with confirmed lineups before the kick.

Match Predictions:

In the Brazil-Chile game I predicted a tough game for Brazil but tipped them to win either in extra time or on penalties and that just because they are playing at home. Now this Brazil-Colombia game will be even more difficult for the hosts as Colombia are playing the best football in the competition. Brazil on the other hand are struggling to finish of their chances and looks a disaster waiting to happen at the back.

I am going with a another controversial victory for Brazil and I do think there will be goals and it might turn out to be a high scoring game.

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