Brazil and Japan kick off the action in the 2013 Confederations Cup this afternoon. The host nation will be looking to come in to the match and make a big statement in front of the home crowd, while Japan needs to hang tough and avoid an embarrassing first outing. With the crowd behind them, you can expect an aggressive attack from Brazil from the opening whistle.
Here are the starting line ups for each side:
Brazil starting lineup (4-3-3): Julio Cesar; Marcelo, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Dani Alves; Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Oscar; Neymar, Fred, Hulk
Japan starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Eiji Kawashima; Yuto Nagatomo, Yasuyuki Konno, Maya Yoshida, Atsuto Uchida; Makoto Hasebe, Yasuhito Endo; Shinji Kagawa, Keisuke Honda, Hiroski Kiyotake; Shinji Okazaki
Now how can you catch all of the action? We’ve got you covered.
Date: Saturday, June 15
Start Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha in Brasilia, Brazil
TV Info: ESPN
Live Stream: ESPN3.com