Brazil and Colombia don’t like each other.
When the South American rivals met during the quarterfinals of last summer’s World Cup, it was a physical contest that resulted in 70 dangerous attacks, 54 fouls, four yellow cards and a fractured vertebra for Brazilian superstar Neymar. When the teams met again in an optimistically-named friendly in September, there was another eight yellow cards and Juan Cuadrado was sent off in the 49th minute.
To make matters even more tense, Colombia is in desperate need of a result after shockingly falling 1-0 to Venezuela in its 2015 Copa America opener. James Rodriguez, who rose to stardom last summer in Brazil and has become the backbone of this team, struggled in the loss and will have to be better against Brazil.
The Selecao, meanwhile, jumped to the top of the group with a 2-1 win over Peru, giving the fifth-ranked team in the world 11 wins in 11 matches since hiring Dunga for his second term as manager. Neymar, as expected, was the hero, scoring once and delivering an unreal assist through six Peru defenders for the game-winner in injury time:
Perhaps the most anticipated match of the tournament, Brazil vs. Colombia kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on beIN Sports. Here’s how to watch online and on mobile:
How to Watch Brazil vs. Colombia Online
If you have access to a cable subscription, you can watch the game online for free through beIN Sports Connect. You’ll need the log-in and password for a cable subscription — either yours or someone else’s — to access the stream.
You can also watch through Sling TV without a cable subscription. It is a paid service that costs $10 per month, but there is a one-month free trial.
How to Watch Brazil vs. Colombia on Mobile
Mobile users can watch the game on the Sling TV app, which is free to download for your Apple device, your Android or Google device, and your Amazon device. As is the case with the desktop live stream, you’ll need a Sling TV log-in and password to access the stream on the app. Again, there is a one-month free trial available.