Brazil vs Venezuela FREE: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for Copa America opener

THE Copa America is here!

And what a fixture we have in store to kick it off when hosts Brazil take on Venezuela in Brasilia.

Brazil have strongly criticised the organisers, but have said they will not boycott the event.

South American Football Confederation Conmebol moved the tournament from Argentina earlier this month.

Brazil players said in a statement: "For different reasons, be they humanitarian or professional, we are not satisfied with the way the Copa America has been handled by Conmebol."

Colombia have already withdrawn from the tournament due to the civil unrest there.

When is Brazil vs Venezuela?

  • Brazil vs Venezuela takes place on Sunday, June 13.
  • The match kicks off at 10pm BST. That is 6pm local time in Brasilia.
  • The Estadio Nacional de Brasilia plays host.

What TV channel and live stream is Brazil vs Venezuela on?

Brazil vs Venezuela will be broadcast live on BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport's website in the UK.

How can I watch Brazil vs Venezuela for FREE?

  • BBC is free for those in the UK with a valid TV licence.
  • Get your TV licence here.

What is the team news?

Roberto Firmino is expected to sit out this clash and will be replaced by Lucas Paqueta.

Richarlison, Neymar and Gabriel Jesus are all expected to start.

Venezuela's squad has already been severely weakened after 12 players tested positive for coronavirus, with 14 replacements now being flown over.

Brazil Copa America squad:

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras)

Defenders: Emerson (Barcelona), Danilo, Alex Sandro (Juventus), Renan Lodi, Felipe (Atletico Madrid), Éder Militão (Real Madrid), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Thiago Silva (Chelsea)

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fred (Manchester United), Lucas Paquetá (Lyon)

Forwards: Everton (Benfica), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Richarlison (Everton), Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)

Venezuela Copa America squad

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