Brazil vs Ghana: International Friendly Live Stream, Schedule, Fixture and Probable Lineups

Brazil are heading into the match on the back of a narrow 1-0 win over Japan in a friendly in June, while the African outfit got the better of Chile on penalties in a Kim Cup match.

File photo of Brazil national football team; Credit: Twitter/@CBF_Futebol

Two World Cup bound teams Brazil and Ghana will square off against each other in an international friendly at the Stade Oceane in France on Friday night. The South American giants secured a spot in the global event in Qatar, courtesy of finishing on top of the 10-team qualification group, while Ghana overcame Nigeria over two legs in the third round qualification tie. Brazil are heading into the match on the back of a narrow 1-0 win over Japan in a friendly in June, while the African outfit got the better of Chile on penalties in a Kim Cup match, during the same month. 

Brazil unsurprisingly had an impressive World Cup qualification campaign, winning 14 of their 17 games, while drawing the remaining three to pocket 45 points, six more than second-placed Argentina. After ensuring qualification, the Selecao traveled to Asia, registering victories against South Korea (5-1) and Japan (1-0), more than three months ago. In their last outing against the Samurai Blue, Neymar’s 77th-minute goal from the penalty spot separated the two sides at the Japan National stadium. It was Brazil’s fifth consecutive victory across all competitions. 

Ghana, on the other hand, managed to reach their fourth ever World Cup finals by getting the better of Nigeria in the final qualifying round. The first leg ended in a goalless draw, but Thomas Partey’s opener in the return leg in Abuja proved to be the decider, despite the fact that the Eagles managed to equalise through William Troost-ekong.  After that, the Black Stars kicked off their 2023 AFCON qualification with a 3-0 win over Madagascar before being held to a 1-1 draw at Central African Republic. Meanwhile Ghana got thrashed 4-1 by Japan in a friendly on June 10, before edging past Chile, four days later. 

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Probable Lineups

Arsenal-man Gabriel Jesus is a notable absentee from Brazil’s squad for the two friendlies against Ghana and Tunisia. Head coach Tite is expected to opt for a four-man attack featuring Neymar, Richarlison, Vinicius and Raphinha. Manchester United players Casemiro and Fred could form the midfield-duo. As for Ghana, Athletic Bilbao striker Inaki Williams has been called up for the first time since switching allegiance from Spain. Arsenal-man Partey is likely to pull the strings in the midfield alongside I Baba. 

Brazil probable starting lineup: Alisson, Danilo, Marquinhos, Silva, Lodi, Casemiro, Fred, Vinivius Jr, Raphinha, Neymar, Richarlison

Ghana probable starting lineup: Ofori, Amartey, Djiku, Salisu, Lamptey, Partey, I Baba, A Baba, J Ayew, Kudus, Sulemana

Brazil vs Ghana Live Schedule and Fixture

The international friendly match between Brazil and Ghana will take place at Stade Oceane on Saturday at 12:00 am IST.

Brazil vs GhanaKey details
DateSeptember 23 (France)
VenueStade Oceane, France
kickoff time in France8:30 pm (Friday)
Kickoff time in Brazil6:30 pm (Friday)
Kickoff time in Ghana3:30 pm (Friday)

Where to watch Brazil vs Ghana?

For the football fans in Brazil, live telecast of the match will be available on Canais Globo, NOW NET e Claro, Globo and sport TV. Meanwhile, those in Ghana can catch the live action via GTV Sports+, SuperSport GOtv Select 2, SuperSport Variety 4 and DStv Now. 

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