FIFA World Cup LIVE Rating: Brazil will hope to verify their place within the knockouts with a victory over Switzerland. AP
Preview: Brazil and Switzerland lock horns at Stadium 974 in Ras Abu Aboud on the outskirts of Doha with the winner set to affix defending champions France within the knockouts.
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Each side received their opening fixtures earlier within the event — whereas Switzerland relied on a Breel Embolo strike to defeat Cameroon, Tottenham Hotspur ahead Richarlison’s second half brace ensured Brazil bought off to a win with a 2-0 end result in opposition to Serbia.
5-time champions Brazil, nonetheless, will probably be with out the providers of talismanic ahead Neymar, who had picked up a ligament harm on his proper ankle in the course of the match in opposition to Serbia and was subsequently dominated out of the Selecao’s second Group G fixture in opposition to the Rossocrociati.
Although not formally dominated out of the event but, the Brazilians are anxious about Neymar’s health. The ahead got here into this event on the again of a prolific run for Paris Saint-Germain and was anticipated to play a key function of their workforce’s marketing campaign.
Brazil have confronted Switzerland twice within the FIFA World Cup earlier than, each video games ending in a stalemate — 2-2 within the 1950 version and 1-1 in Russia in 2018.
Brazil: Alisson, Eder Militao, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro, Lucas Paqueta, Casemiro, Fred, Raphinha, Richarlison, Vinicius Junior.
Bench: Weverton, Dani Alves, Fabinho, Alex Telles, Bruno Guimaraes, Gabriel Jesus, Antony, Rodrygo, Everton Ribeiro, Ederson, Bremer, Pedro, Martinelli.
Switzerland: Sommer, Widmer, Akanji, Elvedi, Rodriguez, Freuler, Xhaka, Vargas, Sow, Rieder, Embolo.
Bench: Fernandes, Zakaria, Seferovic, Steffen, Omlin, Aebischer, Fassnacht, Comert, Frei, Kobel, Schar, Shaqiri, Kohn, Jashari.
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