One of the biggest decisions of all time takes place this Sunday (17) at the Maracanã Stadium. Rubro Negros and Tricolores face off to decide the champion of the Copa do Brasil, and here on the Futebol na Veia portal you can find information on Flamengo x São Paulo where to watch, game time and lineups.
The ball rolls on one of the most traditional and important stages in Brazilian football at 4pm (Brasília time). The return game, scheduled for September 24th, at Morumbi Stadium, is also scheduled for 4pm.
Both the Rio team and the São Paulo team are coming off defeats in their last matches after the FIFA Date, and come under pressure for this final. Mengão was defeated by Athletico Paranaense 3 x 0, at Maracanã, and São Paulo lost to Internacional, 2 x 1, in Beira-Rio.
Where to watch Flamengo vs São Paulo live
There is no shortage of options for Flamengo and São Paulo lovers to watch the first game of the Copa do Brasil decider. In addition to Globo’s open TV signal, fans of Breton sports will be able to watch the game through Premiere on pay-per-view, SporTV, on a closed channel, and Prime Video, on streaming.
Without winning in seven games in the Brasileirão, São Paulo is under pressure to win the title of the millionaire CBF competition, but it arrives at a better time than its rival.
The defeat suffered by Athletico Paranaense revealed the disorganization of Flamengo de Sampaoli, which generated even more revolt from the fans towards the team, which at this point does not seem to have enough mental strength to seek the Copa do Brasil title.
Where to watch Flamengo x São Paulo and time
- Date: September 17, 2023 (Sunday);
- Time: 4pm (Brasília time);
- Location: Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro;
- Where to watch: SporTV (closed TV), Premiere (pay-per-view), Rede Globo (open TV), and Prime Video (streaming).
Probable lineups Flamengo x São Paulo
Sampaoli has some important absences for the first game of the Copa do Brasil decision against São Paulo. Arrascaeta, Luiz Araújo, and Felipe Luís are injured and will be left out of the first leg.
The good news is the return of Bruno Henrique and Ayrton Lucas. The two were suspended against Athletico Paranaense, but are free to face São Paulo in the Copa do Brasil.
Probable Flamengo lineup: Matheus Cunha; Wesley França, Davis Luiz, Léo Pereira and Ayrton Lucas; Thiago Maia, Gérson and Everton Ribeiro; Gabigol, Pedro and Bruno Henrique. Technician: Jorge Sampaoli.
São Paulo Lineup
The list of absences due to injury in the São Paulo team remains long, however, two starters return to the team for the first game of the decision. James Rodríguez and Arboleda were serving their teams in the World Cup qualifiers, and will be on the field against Flamengo.
Another possible addition to the starting lineup could be Welington, who was with the Under-23 team in Morocco and returned to Brazil last Tuesday. The left-back should compete for the starting position with Caio Paulista.
Probable lineup for São Paulo: Rafael; Rafinha, Arboleda, Diego Costa and Caio Paulista (Welington); Pablo Maia, Alisson, Wellington Rato and Lucas Moura; Luciano and Calleri. Technician: Dorival Junior.
Flamengo x São Paulo: lineups
Lineups will be released approximately 1 hour before the start of the game.
Referee of the Flamengo x São Paulo game
- Referee: Anderson Daronco (FIFA-RS);
- Assistant Referee 1: Guilherme Dias Camilo (FIFA-MG);
- Assistant Referee 2: Nailton Junior de Sousa Oliveira (FIFA-CE);
- Fourth Referee: Sávio Pereira Sampaio (DF);
- VAR: Rafal Traci (VAR-FIFA-SC).