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Starting XI: Brazil v Switzerland

2018 FIFA World Cup Starting XI: Brazil v Switzerland, 17 June 2018

By SL International - Jun 17, 2018 06:58 PM

World Cup

Group E

Teams: Brazil v Switzerland

Date: 17 June 2018

Venue: Rostov Arena

Click through the gallery to see Brazil's line-up in images!

Brazil will face the challenge an of determined Switzerland team as they open their 2018 World Cup campaign with a Group E clash at the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don on Sunday.

The match is scheduled to get underway at 20h00.

The five-time champions naturally enter the tournament as one of the favourites and have been in great form in the lead-up to Russia 2018. Their warm-up programme saw them defeat Croatia and Austria (2-0 and 3-0 respectively) to take their unbeaten sequence to 11 matches.

Coach Tite, who took over from Dunga two years ago, led the ‘Selecao’ to the top of South America’s notoriously difficult World Cup qualifying competition in impressive style, as they clearly established themselves as the best team in the region.

Switzerland have also enjoyed a strong build-up to Russia 2018, with a 6-0 win over Panama followed by a 1-1 draw with Spain and 2-0 win over Japan.

‘Die Nati’ have been hugely impressive over the past 20 months or so, suffering just one defeat in their last 17 matches and racking up 14 wins.

Switzerland will look to their influential attacker Xherdan Shaqiri when they face Brazil. The Stoke City winger has netted 20 goals in 70 matches for Die Nati.

Brazil and Switzerland have met in eight previous matches according to FIFA’s statistics database. The South Americans have three wins compared to two for the Europeans. The teams last met in a friendly in August 2013 which was won 1-0 by the Swiss.

Read: 13 Stars Who Snubbed Representing Brazil

Here is how they line up.

Brazil: Alisson, Silva, Miranda, Casemiro, Jesus, Neymar, Coutinho, Marcelo, Danilo, Paulinho, Willian.

Switzerland: Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Akanji, Seferovic, Xhaka, Behrami, Rodriguez, Zuber, Dzemaili, Schaer, Shaqiri.


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