The national teams of Brazil and Peru will square off in a very decisive duel this Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachussets for the third match of Copa America Centenario's group stage.
Brazil has been going wonderfully over the last few days. Despite not convincing, the Verdeamarela, coached by Dunga, had a blast last in their last match by defeating Haiti with an overwhelming 7-1 score.
In that match, new men, Gabriel and Lucas Lima had the chance to shine with their own light alongside stars like Renato Augusto and Liverpool's main weapon, Phillipe Coutinho.
Coach Dunga has agreed about the not-convincing team without being too happy during the press conferences: "It's an obligation to us to get into the quarter finals during this match."
But, when it came time to talk about the rival, the Brazilian strategist only had appreciation words, saying "We have a total respect for the Peruvian team. We know about their collective quality."
Brazil has confirmed that midfielder Walace would replace Real Madrid's Casemiro in the main lineup.
Peru tries to not depend on anyone
On the other side, Peru has been going through a rocky road over Copa America campaign. In their 2 first matches, the Incans had a 1-0 victory over Haiti during the debut at Seattle and a 2-2 draw against Ecuador in Phoenix during their second duel.
That's the reason why head Coach Ricardo Gareca has been planing a system that can make momentum during the time Brazil is letting the guard down: "We are fine and the encouragement of the players is very remarkable. I'm looking forward to the match at Foxborough hoping to accomplish the objective, which is getting into the quarter finals".
Peru would have also to play this match watching what could happen at MetLife Stadium, the scene of Ecuador of Haiti.
So many doubts in La Blanquirroja
Many Peruvian fans were begging for making Aldo Corzo replacement for Renzo Revoredo. As far as we all remember, the Sporting Cristal main left back couldn't had great moments during the matches against Haiti and Ecuador.
Next question mark in Peru would be the midfielders lineup. Since Renato Tapia is on the way to become the main guy, the companion could be chosen between Óscar Vílchez, Yoshimar Yotún and the recently recovered up Adán Balbín.
In the offensive zone, Peru looks forward to bring the good combination of Edison Flores at the left side, Christian Cueva as the creative number '10' and Paolo Guerrero as the main striker. However, Gareca would have to choose between Alejandro Hohberg and Edison Flores to start up as the right side attacker; a fast player or a technician.
Is it time for young players like Beto da Silva and Cristian Benavente to show up? Is Gareca doing well by making them just watch the matches?