Brazil vs Venezuela: Where and how to watch?
Brazil won their first two games of the 2026 CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers
The football world is buzzing with anticipation as we approach one of the exciting matches in the 2026 CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers. Brazil, the five-time world champions, are set to welcome Venezuela to the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba. Brazil is aiming for their third consecutive victory in this tournament, while Venezuela is looking to pull off an astonishing upset by securing back-to-back World Cup qualifiers for the first time since 2009. In this match preview, we will delve into the team dynamics, the players to watch, and the historical context of this encounter.
Brazil, the powerhouse of South American football, is in formidable form as they enter this crucial qualifier. Under the interim head coach, Fernando Diniz, who is also managing Fluminense, Brazil has won their first two games in charge last month. They began with a comfortable 5-1 victory over Bolivia, a match where Rodrygo and Neymar both scored twice. The team’s spirit and goal-scoring prowess were on full display. They followed this victory with a narrow 1-0 success against Peru, thanks to a 90th-minute header from Marquinhos.
What’s truly remarkable is that Brazil has never lost a World Cup qualifier on home soil. Their perfect record at home extends to 15 matches, dating back to September 2016. During this streak, they have scored an impressive 46 goals while conceding just three. This dominance has cemented their reputation as an indomitable force in South American football.
Venezuela, on the other hand, has shown glimpses of promise under their head coach, Fernando Batista. Batista took charge in March and has won four out of his first six games in all competitions. While they couldn’t follow up their back-to-back 1-0 friendly wins over Honduras and Guatemala with victory against Colombia in their opening World Cup qualifier, they quickly bounced back with a 1-0 success over Paraguay.
A defining moment in their recent campaign came when they seemed on course to secure a draw against Paraguay, a team known for its struggles in front of the goal. However, a 90th-minute penalty, awarded after a VAR review, allowed Salomon Rondon to score his 40th international goal, securing all three points for Venezuela.
Historically, Venezuela is the underdog in this encounter. They have only beaten Brazil once in their history, a 2-0 friendly triumph in Boston back in June 2008. The odds are stacked against them, but in football, surprises can happen when you least expect them.
When and where will Brazil vs Venezuela take place?
The 2026 CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifier match between Brazil and Venezuela will be on Friday, October 13, 2023, 06:00 AM (IST) at Arena Pantanal, in Cuiabá, Brazil.
Where and how to watch the live telecast of Brazil vs Venezuela in India?
This match will be telecasted in India on FanCode.
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Where and how to live stream Brazil vs Venezuela in India?
You can live stream the match between Brazil and Venezuela on FanCode.
Where and how to watch the live telecast of Brazil vs Venezuela in UK?
There live telecast of this match will be on CONMEBOL TV.
Where and how to watch the live telecast of Brazil vs Venezuela in USA?
You can watch this 2026 CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifier live on Vix, Telemundo, Fubo, Fanatiz and Universo.
Where and how to live stream Brazil vs Venezuela in Nigeria?
Live streaming of the match in Nigeria will be available on FIFA+.