Brazil face Switzerland on Monday afternoon in a gathering between two winners from the opening spherical of Group G video games.
A brace from Tottenham Hotspur’s Richarlison – the second of which has already been earmarked for the event’s highlights reel – helped the Seleçao ultimately break down Serbia’s cussed resolve.
Switzerland’s slender 1-0 win over Cameroon was much less convincing however simply as essential forward of a rematch from the 2018 group stage. Die Nati held Brazil to a 1-1 draw on the Rostov Area four-and-a-half years in the past, earlier than the pair each progressed to the knockout rounds.
Here is all the pieces that you must know concerning the first assembly between the nations since that World Cup draw.
Brazil vs Switzerland H2H Outcomes (All Time)
Present Kind (Final 5 Video games)
Brazil group information
A word of reticence from an in any other case serene night got here within the ugly type of Neymar’s swollen ankle. Brazil’s supervisor Tite was fast to quickly downplay the severity of the damage. “Don’t fear, Neymar will play within the World Cup,” he cautioned. “I did not see Neymar was injured – the capability he has to beat it tricked even me.”
Nevertheless, it appears as if Brazil must do with out their talisman for the rest of the group phases.
Danilo additionally seemed to be struggling some discomfort however performed the total 90 minutes given Tite had used all 5 substitutions by that time.
Brazil Beginning 11 (4-2-3-1): Alisson; Militao, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Sandro; Fred, Casemiro; Raphinha, Paqueta, Vinicius; Richarlison.
Bench: Ederson, Weverton, Danilo, Bremer, Alves, Telles, Fabinho, Guimaraes, Everton, Antony, Rodrygo, Martinelli, Pedro, Jesus.
Switzerland group information
Renato Steffen was the one member of Switzerland’s squad that did not play any half within the win in opposition to Cameroon. The FC Lugano ahead has been battling muscle rigidity in his higher physique and is a doubt for the glitzy conflict in opposition to Brazil.
Switzerland Beginning 11 (4-2-3-1): Sommer; Widmer, Akanji, Elvedi, Rodriguez; Xhaka, Freuler; Shaqiri, Sow, Vargas; Embolo.
Bench: Omlin, Kobel, Kohn, Comert, Schar, Zakaria, Frei, Jashari, Fernandes, Aebischer, Rieder, Fassnacht, Seferovic, Okafor.
Even together with their commanding victory over Serbia, Brazil have misplaced extra World Cup video games in opposition to European opposition (4) than they’ve received (three) since 2010. As not too long ago because the final event, Switzerland added to the Seleçao’s continental headache.
Die Nati’s supervisor Murat Yakin described his squad as “the most effective Switzerland aspect ever” after their opener. Nevertheless, Brazil aren’t precisely missing in high quality – even when this era would not fairly stand among the many nation’s lofty listing of legends, but.
Since his debut, Brazil have misplaced the one two World Cup matches Neymar has missed by an mixture rating of 10-1. Switzerland could show to be as stubborn as Serbia however this much less Neymar-centric Brazil aspect ought to have sufficient to come back out on high even when their star man would not characteristic.
Prediction: Brazil 2-0 Switzerland