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Starting XI: Brazil vs Costa Rica

Starting XI: Brazil vs Costa Rica, 2018 FIFA World Cup, Group E

By David Kappel - Jun 22, 2018 12:46 PM @kappilinho

Brazil will be under pressure in their second Group E clash against Costa Rica, and coach Tite has made one change to his starting XI from the previous match. Here is how both teams will line up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup clash.

Click through the gallery above to see Brazil's star-studded starting XI.

FIFA World Cup, Group E

Teams: Brazil vs Costa Rica

Date: 22 June 2018

Time: 14:00

Venue: Saint-Petersburg Stadium

The Selecao have lost only one of their 22 games since Tite took over the hot seat, and are among the favourites in Russia. Many thought they would steamroll Switzerland in their Group E opener, but the European side held out for a 1-1 draw.

Switzerland's equaliser was only the sixth goal Brazil conceded in 22 games under Tite, while Neymar struggled to perform at his best.

Costa Rica, meanwhile, were beaten 1-0 by Serbia inn their first match so their tournament hopes could already be over if they were to lose a second game in a row. They are not in great form either, having lost seven of their past nine games.

Both teams have met nine times so far, with Brazil winning all of these clashes and scoring 27 goals at an average of three per game, while conceding just seven strikes.

Selecao boss Tite was forced to make a change to his starting XI after Manchester City right-back Danilo picked up an injury in training. He was replaced by Corinthians' Fagner, who will be making only his fifth appearance for the five-time world champions.

Read: Brazil's World Cup Snubbed XI

Here is how both teams will line up:

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

Costa Rica: Navas, Acosta, Gonzalez, Duarte, Oviedo, Gamboa, Borges, Ruiz, Guzman, Venegas, Urena

Do you think Costa Rica could upset Brazil in this fixture? Have your say in the comments section below.


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What a team Brazil is good.
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Arrogant Neymar is crying ...mxxm
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Aibo kwenzakalani la
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dddagam Jun 22, 2018 03:23 PM
This world cup is very difficult
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Isishabasheki Jun 22, 2018 02:46 PM
Neymar must learn to stay on his feet, he's coasting Brazil
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Big[®]sykes Jun 22, 2018 02:36 PM
If pep could get this Brazilian team less neymar he would take this world cup
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Brazil will win this one 2-0
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Vuyo305 Jun 22, 2018 01:51 PM
Can the couch use Costa Mara. That guy is more dangerous than willian
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Roberto firmino is much better than Jesus
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Brazil 1-2 Costa Rica

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