Both teams are coming off recent friendly victories, with Japan topping Paraguay 4-1, while Brazil dominated another Asian nation in South Korea by a 5-1.
Neither side trailed in their respective victories, although Brazil was pegged back to 1-1 after going 1-0 up, eventually pulling away thanks to a pair of Neymar penalties.
Japan have never beaten Brazil in 12 total meetings, with two draws and 10 defeats. Japan last secured a result against Brazil in the 2005 Confederations Cup, procuring a 2-2 draw.
Since, the Asian nation has fallen in five straight matchups against Brazil by a combined 18-2 scoreline. Three of those five defeats have come in international friendlies.
Japan rested Takumi Minamino for the win over Paraguay due to his late arrival from Liverpool, but he could be ready to take the field for this big match.
Japan vs. Brazil projected lineup
Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu is on the roster for Japan, but was not on the field against Paraguay after an injury-hit season with the Gunners, and his availability for the match against Brazil is unclear.
Japan projected starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Schmidt (GK) — Yamane, Yoshida, Taniguchi, Ito — Tanaka, Endo, Kamada — Minamino, Asano, Furuhashi
Brazil stars Alisson, Fabinho, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo did not start against South Korea after their participation in the Champions League final, but they could all be brought into the starting XI against Japan.
Casemiro started the Paraguay game despite the late arrival from Real Madrid. Real center back Eder Militao was left out against Paraguay altogether and is now with the squad.
Arsenal duo Gabriel and Gabriel Martinelli were both absent with injuries, and are expected to miss out against Japan as well, while Man City goalkeeper Ederson is also set to be sidelined with an injury as he was against Paraguay.