In the night cap of the coverage, 2014 World Cup host and tourney favorite Brazil resumes its friendly tour, this time the Samba dancers will be taking on Portugal on Gillette Stadium - the home of NFL's New England Patriots.
FIFA World Cup Qualifier and Friendly
Cristiano Ronaldo's injury took away from the fans the opportunity to see him going head-to-head with Brazil's top gunner and football prodigy Neymar, but the game is still up to bring the kind of action they look for in a heavyweight football matchup.
Brazil vs. Portugal showdown will kick off at 8:30 with Portuguese and Brazilian population across the United States expected to flock into the stadium.
Roster - Portugal
GOALKEEPERS (3): Beto, Eduardo, Rui Patricio
DEFENDERS (6): Fabio Coentrao, Joao Pereira, Pepe, Luis Neto, Ricardo Costa, Antunes
MIDFIELDERS (7): Andre Martins, Josue, Joao Moutinho, Miguel Veloso, Raul Meireles, Ruben Amorim, Ruben Micael
FORWARDS (6): Vieirinha, Cristiano Ronaldo (injured), Danny, Hugo Almeida, Helder Postiga, Nani
Roster - Brazil
GOALKEEPERS (2): Julio Cesar, Jefferson
DEFENDERS (8): Dani Alves (injured), Maicon, Marcelo (injured), Maxwell, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Dante, Henrique
MIDFIELDERS (8): Fernando, Hernanes, Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Ramires, Oscar, Lucas, Bernard
FORWARDS (3): Neymar, Fred, Hulk (injured), Jo
Wednesday's FIFA World Cup qualifier schedule will end with CONMEBOL match between Argentina and Paraguay, which is now one loss away from being out of the World Cup contention.
Lionel Messi is expected to suit up for Argentina, but the team will be without Gonzalo Higuain, Javier Mascherano, Federico Fernandez and Ezequiel Garay. Despite missing some of their core players, Argentina will still be the favorite to win this game given the roster of attackers they have.
Paraguay is coming off a 4-0 win for Bolivia, though they are aware that they have to double up their effort against one of the best teams in the world. A win for Argentina will seal their place in next year's tourney in Brazil while a loss for Paraguay means the end of their World Cup qualifying bid.
Schedule & Live Streaming Info
Portugal, Brazil Roster courtesy of SB Nation
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