Brazil and Venezuela will face each other at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá in a match that corresponds to the third date of the South American Qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup.
La Verdeamarela, who come into the match as the table leader with 6 points, will look to continue their good start in the qualifiers. The Brazilians, who have not lost an official match since the 2021 Copa América, want to add their third consecutive victory and consolidate themselves at the top.
For its part, Venezuela, which is in fifth place with 3 points, is looking to make a statement to enter the fight for classification. The Venezuelans, who just won against Paraguay, will want to surprise Brazil and add their first win as a guest in the qualifiers.
Brazil is the clear favorite to win the match. The Brazilians have a complete team, with high-quality players such as Neymar, Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo Goes, and Casemiro.
However, Venezuela is not an easy opponent. The Venezuelans have players like Salomón Rondón, Yeferson Soteldo, and Darwin Machís, who can cause problems in Brazil’s defense.
When Venezuela played against Brazil
Brazil vs. Venezuela, matchday 3 of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup, will be played on Thursday, October 12, starting at 8:30 PM (Venezuela time).
The match will take place at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá, in the state of Mato Grosso.
The match was a duel of styles. Brazil will try to impose its offensive game, while Venezuela will try to defend well and continue to attack.
The key to the match was Brazil’s ability to break down the Venezuelan defense. The Brazilians will have to be patient and find spaces to create scoring opportunities. The performance of Venezuela’s players in attack was also important. The Venezuelans will have to capitalize on their scoring opportunities and put Brazil in trouble.