Brazil vs. Portugal: Preview and TV schedule

Buda Mendes

Brazil and Portugal meet in New England for a friendly that had some of the marketing shine dulled with Cristiano Ronaldo picking up an injury last week.

Portugal struggled early but came back to defeat Northern Ireland on Friday to further improve their World Cup qualification hopes. Tuesday however is not about qualifying and instead is a trip to the United States for a friendly against Brazil.

Cristiano Ronaldo will not be with Portugal -- no doubt a disappointment to those who overpaid for tickets to the match -- as he deals with tendonitis. Neymar will be available for Brazil though which should help with the star power, though Luiz Felipe Scolari will be missing defender Dani Alves and striker Hulk for the match due to injuries.

This is the first meeting between the two countries since 2007 when late goals from Simao and Ricardo Carvalho led Portugal to a 2-0 win.

Match Date/Time: Tuesday, 9:00 p.m. ET

Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

TV: BT Sport 1 (Canada)

Online: beIN Sport Play (U.S.)

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