Brazil v Paraguay – Preview, Prediction, TV Listings, Betting Odds – Copa America – 9 July 2011
Brazil look to rebound after an opening round draw as they face 2010 World Cup quarter-finalist Paraguay. The match will take place at the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes in Cordoba, Argentina on Saturday, July 9, 2011. Kickoff is scheduled for 15:00 EST (USA Eastern), 20:00 BST (UK time), 21:00 CET (Central Europe), and 16:00 local time in Argentina.
Brazil v Paraguay TV Listings
It will be televised on Univision (USA), ESPN (UK), EuroSport World (Canada), Al Jazeera Sport (Middle East), Sport 1 (Germany), Setanta (Ireland), Sport TV2 (Portugal), SuperSport (Africa), C+ Liga (Spain), and on Sky Sport (Italy).
Brazil v Paraguay Preview
Brazil player Neymar
“We have to improve.”
“It’s not that we’re always looking to create the most beautiful play. What we want is to score. A goal is a goal, no matter if you score it with the foot or the stomach.
“We created several chances against Venezuela, but we couldn’t score. We have to do it against Paraguay.”
Brazil manager Mano Menezes
“That’s not just the responsibility of the forwards. When a move begins in the right way from the back, then it has more chances to end better.”
“I liked the first 30 minutes against Venezuela. We played as I asked, as a team, moving the ball and we created lots of goal chances. Now we have to score them.”
Paraguay manager Gerardo Martino
“Brazil are obliged to be (Copa America) champions. We don’t have this desperation, but we are going to try and win the game.”
“There are many Brazilian players who can cause you damage. You can watch out for Neymar, but they have Pato, Robinho, Ganso. We need to be careful and mark them all.”
Goalkeepers - Julio César (Internazionale), Victor (Grêmio)
Defender - Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Maicon (Internazionale), André Santos (Fenerbahçe), Adriano (Barcelona), Lúcio (Inter de Milão), David Luiz (Chelsea), Luisão (Benfica), Thiago Silva (Milan)
Midfielders - Ramires (Chelsea), Lucas Leiva (Liverpool), Sandro (Tottenham), Elias (Atlético Madrid), Elano (Santos), Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos), Jadson (Shakhtar Donetsk), Lucas (São Paulo)
Forwards - Neymar (Santos), Robinho (Milan), Fred (Fluminense), Alexandre Pato (Milan)
Goalkeepers: Justo Villar (Valladolid, SPA), Diego Barreto (Cerro Porteño, PAR), Roberto Fernández (Racing, ARG).
Defenders: Paulo da Silva (Zaragoza, SPA), Antolin Alcaraz (Wigan, ENG), Darío Verón (Pumas UNAM, MEX), Aureliano Torres (San Lorenzo, ARG), Marcos Cáceres (Racing, ARG), Ivan Piris (Cerro Porteño, PAR), Elvis Marecos (Guaraní, PAR).
Midfielders: Víctor Caceres (Libertad, PAR), Néstor Ortigoza (San Lorenzo, ARG), Cristian Riveros (Sunderland, ENG), Jonathan Santana (Kayserispor, TUR), Hernán Pérez (Villarreal, SPA), Enrique Vera (Liga de Quito, ECU) and Edgar Barreto (Atalanta, ITA).
Forwards: Roque Santa Cruz (Blackburn, ENG), Nelson Haedo Valdéz (Hércules, SPA), Lucas Barrios (Borussia Dortmund, GER), Osvaldo Martínez (Monterrey, MEX), Marcelo Estigarribia (Newell’s, ARG), Pablo Zeballos (Olimpia, PAR)
Team Stat Comparison
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|Last 5 home||D||D|
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|* Goals per match – home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Yellows||Thiago Silva 1||Pablo Zeballos 1|
Brazil v Paraguay Prediction
Brazil wins 2-1
Brazil v Paraguay Betting Odds
Brazil win – 8/13
Draw – 13/5
Paraguay win – 5/1