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Starting XI: Brazil vs Serbia

2018 FIFA World Cup Starting XI: Brazil vs Serbia, 27 June

By David Kappel - Jun 27, 2018 06:30 PM @kappilinho

Five-time world champions Brazil have not yet secured their place in the last 16 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and could even still get knocked out by Serbia – here is how both teams will line up!

Click through the gallery above to see Brazil’s starting XI!

FIFA World Cup, Group E

Teams: Serbia vs Brazil

Date: 27 June 2018

Time: 20:00

Venue: Otkritie Arena

The Selecao won the World Cup in 1958, 1962 and 1970 when Pele was the star of the team, as well as in 1994 and 2002. However, their dreams of lifting a sixth trophy as hist foru years ago were crushed by Germany in the semi-final. 

This time around, they again belong to the favourites after becoming the first team to qualify for the tournament in Russia. Brazil lost just one game throughout the South American qualification campaign, but somewhat surprisingly struggled so far.

Tite's sidel drew 1-1 with Switzerland in their World Cup opener before needing two injury-time goals by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar to beat Costa Rica.

A point against Serbia, who beat Costa Rica 1-0 but lost 2-1 to Switzerland, would be enough to secure qualification to the knockout stages, while a victory would secure the first spot in Group E.

Serbia, meanwhile, need all three points in order to have a chance of progressing. The European side only lost one game during their qualification campaign, but have since collected three defeats in their last six matches.

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Here is how the two teams will line up:

Brazil: Alisson, Fágner, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Paulinho, Casemiro, Coutinho; Willian, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar

Serbia: Stojkovic, Rukavina, Ivanovic, Tosic, Kolarov, Radonjic, Matic, Tadic, Ljajic, Kostic, Mitrovic

Do you think Serbia can upset Brazil? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Sucker Punch The Legend Jun 27, 2018 08:34 PM
I don't really like Brazil because of one boy who has a stinkinggggg attitude
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Mumm_Rubi Jun 27, 2018 07:55 PM
Samba boys
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Ben_Stokes_101 Jun 27, 2018 07:40 PM
We're awaiting New World Cup Champions...
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Loverbmcebo Jun 27, 2018 07:32 PM
@Bucsfever16 Coutinho hardly disappoint
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Loverbmcebo Jun 27, 2018 07:31 PM
Brazil needs firmino.. y don't thwy use him. His work rate is needed at dis stage
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Bucsfever16 Jun 27, 2018 07:22 PM
@mathamnandi kwabawadlayo & bafana86 : I concur with you guys...Firmino is far better than this overrated Jesus
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Bucsfever16 Jun 27, 2018 07:19 PM
I hope Coutinho perfoms his miracles again otherwise we might be in for yet another huge upset
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bafana86 Jun 27, 2018 07:12 PM
arggh Jesus again
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mathamnandi kwabawadlayo Jun 27, 2018 07:10 PM
Eish this Jesus again Firmino is better option l hope for Brazil to loose 2 - 0
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Vusi Mdaweni Jun 27, 2018 06:38 PM
They must follow Germany i wish Belgium wins the tournament cause they play sense
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blackmeteor Jun 27, 2018 06:36 PM
Tough game tonight........we need to show our class tonight, or.........hope the guys watched the German fiasco.

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