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Brazil are favourites to defeat Hondarus in the international friendly.Reuters

After a disappointing 2014 World Cup, the Brazilians have been in an amazing form having won their last nine matches, including their last friendly against Mexico, 2-0. Hence, they are in perfect shape for the upcoming Copa America, which starts from 11 June.

Brazil played their last friendly fixture before Copa America against Honduras, who are also preparing for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, at Estádio José Pinheiro Borba.

But, it is going to be a tough task for Honduras to contain the Brazilian players, who want to enter Copa America in the right frame of mind. Honduras may have been decent of late, where they have won two out of their last three matches.

They have also suffered a huge defeat prior to their recent form, as Japan thrashed them 6-0 in an international friendly, which was a major cause of concern.

Honduras might take some positives from their last game against Paraguay, as they drew with the score reading 2-2 on Saturday.

But, to be fair, one cannot compare Brazil with Paraguay.

Honduras does not possess world class stars, hence players such as Wilson Palacios and Emilio Izaguirre needs to play out of their skin to come even close to snatching a victory.

For Brazil, who have an array of stars, they have a selection headache as well as they search for their best 11. Brazilian national coach Dunga has been trying different set of formations along with some young players.

"All players in this group should be ready to play," Goal quoted Dunga as saying.

"Obviously I can only choose eleven players, but there are always injuries and cards so those on the bench must be ready for this."

Phillipe Coutinho, who was not in the Brazilian squad for the World Cup, scored a brilliant goal against Mexico and Dunga felt the player has improved.

"So it was good to see Coutinho playing the 90 minutes. It was his first time with the same structure of the team and his performance improved. Luiz Gustavo is out of the team and we didn't have Neymar today so we were worried how our performance would be affected," he added.

Where to Watch Live

International friendly between Brazil and Honduras is scheduled for 10pm local time (6:30am IST, 9pm ET, 2am BST) with no live TV coverage in India.

US viewers can catch the action live on beIN Sports USA with live streaming on beIN Sports Connect and audience in Brazil can watch it on SporTV and Globo.

African viewers can catch the action live on SuperSport 3 Africa.

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