Brazil vs Qatar Match Info
Date: Wednesday June 5 2019
Kick-off time: 1.30am BST Thursday
Venue: Estadio Mane Garrincha
Brazil vs Qatar Head-To-Head Record
No previous matches
Brazil vs Qatar Stats
- Brazil’s only defeat in their last 24 matches was against Belgium at last year’s World Cup
- Their most recent loss on home soil was in this same stadium, to the Netherlands in the 2014 World Cup third place play-off
- Brazil have not lost a home friendly match since 2002
Brazil vs Qatar Match Preview
Qatar have arrived in Brazil to compete in the forthcoming Copa America and will prepare for their first ever tournament outside their own confederation with a friendly match against the hosts.
Crowned champions of Asia for the first time in 2019, Qatar are set to participate in the Copa America both this year and next, when the competition begins a four-year cycle that brings it into line with the European Championship, joining Japan in being invited to this edition.
Rank outsiders of the 12 countries involved, the Middle Eastern nation have taken a squad of 23 to Brazil that consists exclusively of players that ply their trade domestically – yet they were good enough to win all of their seven matches at the Asian Cup, six of them to nil.
That kind of defensive solidity will be needed again both in the Copa America – in which Qatar have a very tough group with Argentina, Colombia and Paraguay – and this first meeting with five-time world champions Brazil.
Aiming to preserve an unbeaten record at home in friendly matches for 17 years, Tite’s team are taking on Qatar and Honduras before embarking upon what is a very kind Copa America group-stage schedule against Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru.
This will be a completely different experience for Qatar to anything they have encountered previously and it could be a steep learning curve, with Brazil expected to win emphatically.
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Brazil vs Qatar Betting Tips
Brazil -2 on the handicap @ Evens with Paddy Power
Brazil to win and over 3.5 goals in the match @ 10/11 with Paddy Power