Brazil's World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign has so far been worryingly patchy, with Tite's side sitting down in the fifth place playoff position after the first seven rounds. Not much of the blame can be laid at the feet of the incumbent coach, however: he won his first qualifier in charge against Ecuador last week, having earlier replaced the sacked Dunga. If Brazil are to maintain that winning momentum, they'll have to beat a very talented Colombia on Tuesday.
Still under the leadership of veteran coach José Pekerman, Colombia remain one of South America's most formidable sides. In James Rodríguez and Carlos Bacca, they have two of the very best attackers on the planet, and they head into this match on the back of three straight qualifying victories. They sit a point clear of Brazil and just one adrift of table toppers Argentina, and are in a very solid position at this stage.
These sides last met at the Copa América in Chile last year, when Colombia earned a 1-0 victory courtesy of a first half Jeison Murillo goal. Brazil can, however, take confidence from the fact they have an otherwise highly impressive record against the Colombians, and have never before been beaten by them on home soil.
TV: beIN Sports, fuboTV (US and Canada - English); beIN SPORTS en Español (US and Canada - Spanish); SporTV, Globo (Brazil); Caracol TV (Colombia)
Match date/time: Tuesday, 8:45 p.m. ET / local
Venue: Arena da Amazônia, Manaus, Brazil