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Brazil will have to do without Neymar in their World Cup qualifier against ParaguayReuters

Having played out a hard-fought 2-2 draw against Uruguay, Brazil will hope for three points when they face Paraguay in a 2018 World Cup qualifier Tuesday. Dunga will be wary of Brazil's opponents, though, considering Paraguay have been a thorn in the Selecao's side for a few years now.

Paraguay are the team that eliminated Brazil from the last two Copa Americas, while they have also picked up a few impressive wins in World Cup qualifiers in the past. They have a particularly strong record at home against Brazil, so Dunga's men will be wary when they travel to Asuncion.

"We have to win," Dunga was quoted as saying by Goal. "Every game is important for us. The schedule is very short. Every game is tough.

"The difficulty varies from one opponent to another, but what matters is the result. We expect Paraguay to press, use experienced and quality players. They are strong."

Brazil's chances against Paraguay have become more complicated with Neymar suspended for this match. A booking picked up in the 2-2 draw against Uruguay meant the team's main man will miss this World Cup qualifier, and Dunga believes the Barcelona superstar is being unreasonably targeted.

"As for the foul he gave away to get the yellow card, there should have been yellows for the fouls he received," Dunga was quoted by PA Sport. "The foul was not bad enough to receive a yellow. But it's Neymar, and the referees will always be strict with him."

Brazil will also be without David Luiz, another player who is suspended, forcing the manager to call up Gabriel Barbosa and Felipe. Brazil currently lie third in the South American 2018 World Cup qualifier standings with eight points from five matches, while Paraguay are fourth with the same number of points.

So, a win for either side will give them a bit of daylight against one of their rivals for the four automatic qualifying places for the World Cup. Paraguay picked up an impressive 2-2 draw against Ecuador last week, with it ending the latter's all-win record in the qualifiers.

That result will give them confidence going into this game, and with Brazil missing Neymar, another Paraguay upset cannot be ruled out.

 Where to Watch Live

Paraguay vs Brazil is scheduled for an 9.45 p.m. local time (6.15 a.m. IST, 12.45 a.m. GMT) start. Sony ESPN will broadcast the South American World Cup qualifier live in India. Viewers in India can also watch the match live on Sonyliv.

The match will be shown live in Brazil on Globo and Spor TV. Audience in PAraguay can watch the action live on SNT Paraguay.

Viewers in Middle East, North Africa USA, Canada, Australia can watch Brazil play Paraguay live on Bein Sports, while the game can also be live streamed on Bein Sports Connect.

Viewers in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa can watch Brazil vs Chile live on SuperSport, with the live stream option on SuperSport Live Video.

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