Brazil head coach Tite will attempt a historic result on Tuesday (July 6). His side is going to face Peru in the Copa America semifinals.
The defending champions battled into the last four. They beat Chile 1-0 despite playing almost all of the second half with 10 men. As Gabriel Jesus got a red card for an awful high challenge.
They have now gone 12 games in all competitions without defeat. Also, they kept a clean sheet in nine of those. while Tite is yet to lose a match in this competition while in charge of the Selecao.
Should they reach the final this time around, the 60-year-old will equal Mario Zagallo as the Brazil coach with the longest unbeaten run in Copa America history (12 games).
Standing in the hosts’ way is a Peru side who came through a thrilling quarter-final against Paraguay. which ended 3-3 after extra time and with each side down to 10 men.
In the end, Miguel Trauco’s sudden-death penalty secured Peru’s place in the semi-finals for the fourth time in five tournaments.
Head coach Ricardo Gareca has only managed to beat Brazil twice in 10 attempts. In their previous meeting in the 2021 group stage, which had ended in a 4-0 win for the five-time world champions.
Brazil has also not lost a Copa America match on home soil since 1975. Also, that 3-1 defeat came at the hands of Peru in the semi-final first leg of their triumphant campaign.
Here are preview telecast and timing details in India.
-Brazil will host Peru for the 20th time in competitive games (W15 D2 L2). One of those defeats was in the 1975 Copa America, the last time Brazil lost a game at home in the competition (3-1).
- Tite has never lost a game in Copa America (W8 D3). If Brazil reaches the final, Tite will equal Mario Zagallo as the Selecao boss with the longest unbeaten run in the competition’s history (P12 W10 D2).
- Ricardo Gareca will face Brazil for the 10th time (W2 L7), and the sixth in this competition (W1 L4). Peru is unbeaten in their past 12 Copa America games when Brazil was not their opponents (W6 D6).
- Brazil is the top-scoring team in this year’s finals (11), eight of their goals coming in the second half and five in the last 15 minutes, each more than any other team in the competition.
- Peru is the team with the fewest shots on target among the semi-finalists (18), but they are second for shot conversion rate (16.3 percent).
India telecast and timing
Live on: Sony Pictures Networks
Live streaming: Sony LIV
India time: 4.30 AM IST.