vs. Location: Arena do Grêmio, Porto Alegre Brazil roster: Goleiros Alisson (Roma-ITA) Cássio (Corinthians) Ederson (Manchester City-ING) Laterais Daniel Alves (PSG-FRA) Filipe Luís (Atlético de Madri-ESP) Alex Sandro (Juventus-ITA) Fágner (Corinthians) Zagueiros Miranda (Inter de Milão-ITA) Marquinhos (PSG-FRA) Thiago Silva (PSG-FRA) Éder Militão (Porto-POR) Meio-campistas Arthur (Grêmio) Allan (Napoli-ITA) Lucas Paquetá (Milan-ITA) Casemiro (Real Madrid-ESP) Fernandinho (Manchester City-ING) Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool-ING) Willian (Chelsea-ING) Atacantes Richarlison (PSG-FRA) Roberto Firmino (Liverpool-ING) Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City-ING) David Neres (Ajax-HOL) Everton (Grêmio)With 2 wins and 1 draw (and a clean sheet - an accomplishment Brazil last had in a Copa América group stage in 1995), Brazil now enters the "death or glory" stage of the competition and almost 1 year after it last did so (when Brazil defeated Mexico in the round of 16 of the 2018 World Cup). But whereas last summer, Brazil set their feet on a faraway pitch in Russia, this Thursday the Brazilian national team plays its sixth consecutive match on home ground (and the fourth straight in this tournament). Following the squad's 5-0 win over Peru, which was the team's finest performance not only in this tournament but arguably since the 2018 World Cup and one of the more dynamic ones during the Tite era, Brazil now faces the same team it faced in 2011 and in 2015 in the very same stage: Paraguay. In 2011, in Argentina, a 0-0 draw resulted in a Paraguay PK shootout victory in which all 4 Brazilians missed. And in 2015, in Chile, after a 1-1 draw, Paraguay again advanced on PKs. In WCQ for 2018, Brazil and Paraguay drew 2-2 in Paraguay in March 2016 after Brazil was down 0-2; later, in March 2017, Brazil routed Paraguay 3-0 at Arena Corinthians. This result contributed to Paraguay's absence from Russia 2018. In the current tournament, Paraguay drew Qatar 2-2 after being up 2-0, nearly beat Argentina 2-1 but due to a failed PK "settled" for a 1-1 draw, and lost to Colombia 0-1. Brazil do look like favorites as it has 8 goals scored and none allowed, will be at home, and have an overall more talented roster. But Paraguay has some good talents of its own, and is fairly solid defensively. Look to Paraguay to bunker for at least parts of the match and then to go on the counterattack with speed on its wings (as it is how it scored against Argentina).