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Brazil vs Panama: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

12:43 AM SGT 24/3/19
Roberto Firmino Brazil
The five-time world champions face the central American minnows as Tite looks to formulate his Copa America squad

Brazil's preparations for this summer's Copa America continue with the latest leg of their world tour against Panama in Porto.

The matches against the Central American minnows and Czech Republic in Prague next week are the final games before Tite chooses his squad for the summer finals.

Julio Dely Valdes is back for his third spell in charge of Panama and has overhauled the squad for the showpiece match at Estadio do Dragao.

Game Brazil vs Panama
Date Saturday, March 23
Time 5pm GMT / 1pm ET 
Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

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US TV channel Online stream

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be broadcast live.

UK TV channel Online stream

Squads & Team News

Position Brazil squad
Goalkeepers Alisson, Ederson, Weverton
Defenders Fagner, Danilo, Alex Telles, Alex Sandro, Eder Militao, Marquinhos, Miranda, Thiago Silva 
Midfielders Allan, Arthur, Casemiro, Fabinho, Felipe Anderson, Lucas Paqueta, Coutinho 
Forwards Everton, Firmino, Jesus, Richarlison, Neres

Tite was expected to recall a number of first-team regulars, including Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson and defender Thiago Silva but elected to go with Ederson and Eder Militao. Dani Alves' absence has Fagner picked over Danilo on the right, with Alex Telles on the other side.

Ajax's David Neres may be in line for his senior debut, though he begins on the bench behind Philippe Coutinho. Richarlison comes in to fill the void left behind by Neymar's injury while Roberto Firmino has been picked over Jesus to lead the attack.

Confirmed Brazil starting XI:  Ederson; Fagner, Eder Militao, Miranda, Alex Telles; Lucas Paqueta, Casemiro, Arthur; Richarlison, Firmino, Coutinho.

Position Panama squad
Goalkeepers Mejia, Mosquera
Defenders Murillo, Blackman, Machado, Cummings, Vargas, Escobar, Davis
Midfielders Quintero, Walker, Browne, Godoy, Cooper, Rodriguez
Forwards Stephens, Torres, Fajardo

Valdes boldly announced his starting XI 24 hours before kick-off and has confirmed a raft of changes for his first match at the helm.

There are 10 alterations in all from the 3-0 defeat to USMNT in January, with captain Fidel Escobar the only survivor from Gary Stempel's final game in charge.

Confirmed Panama starting XI:  Mejia; Murillo, Escobar, Cummings, Machado, Davis; Quintero, Godoy, Cooper, Rodriguez; Torres

Betting & Match Odds

Brazil are favourites to win at 1/11 with bet365 . Panama are rated 22/1 to stage an unlikely upset and a draw is priced 17/2.

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Match Preview

Six successive wins without conceding a goal have naturally raised expectations as the Selecao prepare to host this summer's Copa America.

As Argentina and Uruguay flounder, Tite's side have emerged as the favourites to win the competition for a ninth time, which would be their first since 2007.

Though Panama are not expected to pose a genuine threat, it will represent a chance for Tite to formulate his plans and finalise his squad.

Injuries have denied him the chance to give Dani Alves his international return and a first cap to Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr. Neymar also misses out, though his role this summer is rather more secure.

A seventh win in a row might seem like a formality, but Tite, 57, expects Panama to put up a fight.

"In theory, we are favourites," he explained. "When you go to the field you find difficulties.

"Against Belgium [at the World Cup], it was more than 30 minutes of play, and the first goal chance was Panama.

"Re-structure, reinvent, evolve, adapt to a different reality. The process for the World Cup was atypical. These findings are more challenging. We have to reinvent that reality."

What may assist Brazil is the upheaval which Panama are currently going through.

Valdes has made multiple changes, keeping just nine of the squad which went to the World Cup, in an effort to improve on a dismal run of recent form.

Los Canaleros have lost nine of their last 10 games - scoring just five times in that run - and prevailed once since October 2017. They might be cannon-fodder in this particular encounter but any hints of improvement will be welcomed.