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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. FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Free

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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.

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Brazil has gone 12 matches unbeaten since the Copa America final defeat to Argentina last summer.

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Japan vs. Brazil TV channel, live stream

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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.

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Japan vs. Brazil projected lineups

Japan rested Takumi Minamino for the win over Paraguay due to his late arrival from Liverpool, but he could be ready to take the field for this big match. That would see one of Ritsu Doan and Takefusa Kubo to the bench.

Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu is on the roster for Japan, but was not on the field against Paraguay after an injury-hit season with the Gunners, and his availability for the match against Brazil is unclear. AZ Alkmaar defender Yukinari Sugawara was injured prior to the Paraguay match and is in the same boat.

Japan projected starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Schmidt (GK) — Yamane, Yoshida, Taniguchi, Ito — Tanaka, Endo, Kamada — Minamino, Asano, Furuhashi

Brazil stars AlissonFabinhoVinicius Junior and Rodrygo did not start against South Korea after their participation in the Champions League final, but they could all be brought into the starting XI against Japan. Casemiro started the Paraguay game despite the late arrival from Real Madrid. Real center back Eder Militao was left out against Paraguay altogether and is now with the squad.

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

Former Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, now with Mexican club Monterrey, scored in the third minute to send Costa Rica to their third straight World Cup finals and sixth overall.

The Kiwis were reduced to 10 men when substitute Kosta Barbarouses was red-carded for a bad challenge in the 69th minute at World Cup venue Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan.

Moriyasu said world No. 23 Japan will not take 31st-ranked Costa Rica lightly when they meet in their second group-stage match on Nov. 27.

“My first match as manager of the senior national team was a win against Costa Rica, but they were a physically strong team,” Moriyasu told Kyodo News.

“My impression then was that they would be a very tough team to play if it were in the World Cup.”

The 3-0 victory for Japan in the September 2018 friendly at Panasonic Stadium involved a Los Ticos side missing some regulars including Campbell and goalkeeper Keylor Navas, the Paris Saint-Germain shot stopper anchoring what is expected to be a defensive, counterattacking outfit in Qatar.

“(Navas) has a wealth of experience at the world’s highest level,” Moriyasu said.

“It’s not just Germany and Spain. Without a doubt, Costa Rica are strong opponents, too. I want to prepare to take three points against them in the second game.”

Japan’s 3-0 loss Tuesday to fellow World Cup qualifiers Tunisia highlighted the Samurai Blue’s deficiencies against opponents prepared to sit back and hit on the counter.

The Costa Ricans anticipate another difficult contest against Japan when the two countries meet for the first time on the sport’s biggest stage.

“They play with high intensity, great quality, great technique, so obviously it’s not an easy team to play against,” defender Kendall Waston said following his team’s playoff win. “They have a lot of players playing in top teams.”

Japan will face four-time champions Germany in their first match of the tournament on Nov. 23. They will wrap up the group stage against European heavyweights Spain on Dec. 1.