Japan vs. Brazil time, TV channel, live stream, lineups, team news for World Cup tuneup friendly
Ahead of the 2022 World Cup, Japan hosts Brazil in Tokyo for a summer tuneup.
Both teams are coming off recent friendly victories, with Japan topping Paraguay 4-1, while Brazil dominated another Asian nation in South Korea by a 5-1. Neither side trailed in their respective victories, although Brazil was pegged back to 1-1 after going 1-0 up, eventually pulling away thanks to a pair of Neymar penalties.
Japan have never beaten Brazil in 12 total meetings, with two draws and 10 defeats. Japan last secured a result against Brazil in the 2005 Confederations Cup, procuring a 2-2 draw. Since, the Asian nation has fallen in five straight matchups against Brazil by a combined 18-2 scoreline. Three of those five defeats have come in international friendlies.
Brazil has gone 12 matches unbeaten since the Copa America final defeat to Argentina last summer.
MORE: A full overview of Group G at the 2022 World Cup, featuring Brazil
Japan vs. Brazil TV channel, live stream
Date Mon, June 6 Mon, June 6
Time 6:20 a.m. ET 6:20 a.m. ET
TV channel beIN Sports beIN Sports Xtra
Streaming fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect
Monday’s match between Japan and Brazil from Japan National Stadium in Tokyo will be broadcast by beIN Sports in both the United States and Canada, and the channel can be streamed on fuboTV in both countries.
MORE: A full overview of Japan’s Group E at the 2022 World Cup
Japan vs. Brazil projected lineups
Arsenal duo Gabriel and Gabriel Martinelli were both absent with injuries, and are expected to miss out against Japan as well, while Man City goalkeeper Ederson is also set to be sidelined with an injury as he was against Paraguay.
Brazil projected starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Alisson (GK) — Alves, Marquinhos, Militao, Sandro — Fabinho, Guimaraes — Rodrygo, Paqueta, Neymar — Jesus
Japan Vs Brazil Live Streaming: When And Where To Watch International Friendly?
Brazil will face Japan in an international friendly match on Monday, which will be played at the Japan National Stadium. Here are the live streaming details.
Following the win over South Korea, Brazil is all set to take on Japan in an international friendly on Monday. The match will begin live at 3:50 PM IST on Monday, June 6, at the Japan National Stadium. Japan come into this fixture following a 4-1 win over Paraguay last week and will look to secure a similar result in this fixture.
Brazil, on the other hand, thrashed South Korea by a 5-1 margin and will look to repeat the performance. Ahead of the clash between 5-time world champions and the Asian powerhouse, here is a look at details regarding how to watch Japan vs Brazil via live streaming in India.
Japan vs Brazil: How to watch on TV?
Currently, no channel in India will telecast the Japan vs Brazil international friendly. The match will be telecasted on beIN SPORTS in the US.
READ | Neymar calls Son Heung-Min one of the ‘Greats in Football History’ after they swap shirts
How to watch Japan vs Brazil via live streaming?
Unfortunately for fans in India, the Japan vs Brazil international friendly is not likely to be streamed by any official broadcaster. The match is scheduled to begin at 3:50 PM IST in India. However, live updates will be available on social media handles of both the teams.
In the UK, Japan vs Brazil will start at 10.20 a.m BST but doesn’t have a live telecast or a streaming platform. In the US, Japan vs Brazil match will start at 6:20 AM ET and is likely to be streamed on beIN SPORTS XTRA. Meanwhile, the game will be streamed on ESPN2, Star + in Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador and other South American countries. In Brazil, Globo and SporTV will stream the Japan vs Brazil match.
READ | Is Neymar moving to Chelsea? Brazilian star responds to speculations of him exiting PSG
Where will Japan vs Brazil take place?
Japan vs Brazil international football friendly match takes place at the Japan National Stadium on Monday.
Japan vs Brazil team news
Takehiro Tomiyasu is currently injured and will not be a part of the Japanese team. Yukinari Sugawara picked up a knock against Paraguay last week and has also been ruled out of the fixture. For Brazil, Gabriel Magalhaes, Gabriel Martinelli, and Ederson Moraes are unlikely to feature in this game. Alisson Becker, Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior and Fabinho, who rested against South Korea will be available for selection.
READ | Neymar edges closer to Pele’s record after scoring brace in Brazil’s 5-1 win over South Korea
Japan vs Brazil predicted line-up
Japan predicted line-up: Daniel Schmidt; Miki Yamane, Shogo Taniguchi, Maya Yoshida, Junya Ito, Daichi Kamada, Ao Tanaka, Wataru Endo, Kyogo Furuhashi, Takumi Minamino, Takuma Asano
Brazil predicted line-up : Alisson Becker; Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Eder Militao, Alex Sandro; Fabinho, Bruno Guimaraes, Rodrygo, Lucas Paqueta, Neymar; Gabriel Jesus
READ | Brazil faces Japan in friendly with lesser focus on Neymar
Neymar strikes from penalty spot as Brazil see off Japan
Neymar’s penalty 13 minutes from time earned Brazil a 1-0 win over fellow World Cup qualifiers Japan at Tokyo’s National Stadium on Monday as the Paris Saint-Germain striker moved to within three goals of Pele’s all-time national scoring record.
The forward coolly slotted the ball past Shuichi Gonda to hit his 74th goal in 119 internationals after being frustrated on several occasions by the Japan goalkeeper in front of a rain-soaked crowd of 63,638 fans.
– World Cup: Who has qualified and who is still in contention
Brazil captain Marquinhos said: “We expected a more difficult game. I believe that our performance in the last game was better.
“Today we made some mistakes that gave confidence to the Japan team. It was a very good game for us. It was a real test, with adversity, against a team that is ready for the World Cup and that could be one of our opponents.
‘It was a good test, and the result is there. Sometimes you don’t win by a big margin but the important thing is the win. That’s the mentality.”
Brazil’s win came off the back of their 5-1 thrashing of South Korea on Thursday as Tite’s side prepare for their assault on the World Cup in Qatar in November.
The visitors threatened early, with Lucas Paqueta hitting the post inside the first two minutes when he latched on to Neymar’s instinctive backheel pass inside the area.
Fred fired over from distance soon after and Raphina forced Shuichi Gonda to save with his feet before Neymar’s firmly-struck, curling effort from outside the area was palmed to safety by the goalkeeper after flying through a crowd of players.
Gonda was on hand again to keep out the visitors three minutes before the end of the half, with Pacqueta slipping the ball through to Neymar, but the PSG man was denied.
Neymar continued to probe, seeing a shot blocked by Endo’s head eight minutes after the restart, while Ko Itakura made a perfectly timed intervention to put himself between the Brazil striker’s volley and the Japan goal.
The pressure eventually told, however, with Neymar at the heart of the action once more.
The 30-year-old’s initial effort was well saved by Gonda but as substitute Richarlison attempted to collect possession he was brought down by Endo and referee Alireza Faghani pointed to the spot.
Neymar sent Gonda the wrong way to score for the ninth time in five appearances against the Japanese and move closer to eclipsing Pele’s long-standing mark.
Brazil are unbeaten in 13 games.
”[The team] is increasingly ready [for the World Cup],” Marquinhos said. “The results are there in the qualifiers and in the friendlies that we have played. We have to take advantage of the good run and keep the confidence to arrive well for the World Cup.”