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The Copa America holders will be looking to kick off the tournament with a bang when they take on Venezuela, with plenty of creativity up front

Brazil will kick off their 2011 Copa America campaign against Venezuela in a 4-2-3-1 formation with an attack boasting Pato, Neymar and Robinho, while Ganso will add creativity from midfield.

Premier League duo Lucas Leiva and Ramires begin the match as Brazil's holding midfielders to add balance to the team, while Lucio and Thiago Silva are the starting centre-backs.

Barcelona ace Dani Alves gets the nod at right-back, meaning that Maicon will start the match from the bench, just like Chelsea's David Luiz and Tottenham Hotspur's Sandro.

Venezuela will start in a 4-4-2 formation with Borussia Monchengladbach star Juan Arango as his side's main creative player in midfield.

Malaga ace Juan Rondon will be one to watch up front for the Venezuelans, while full-back Roberto Rosales is another player who plies his trade in Europe.

In a late change just minutes before the start of the match, Renny Vega replaced Dani Hernandez in goal for Cesar Farias' side.

Brazil:
Julio Cesar; Dani Alves, Lucio, Thiago Silva, Andre Santos; Lucas Leiva, Ramires; Robinho, Ganso, Neymar; Pato

Subs: Victor, Jefferson, Maicon, David Luiz, Luisao, Adriano, Lucas, Sandro, Elano, Elias, Jadson, Fred

Venezuela:
Vega; Rosales, Perozo, Vizcarrondo, Cichero; Rincon, Lucena, Gonzalez, Arango; Miku, Rondon
 
Subs: Hernandez, Morales, Granados, Rey, Gonzalez, Di Giorgi, Orozco, Seijas, Moreno, Maldonado, Arismendi, Moreno

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