Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Serbia vs Brazil: Mitrovic ready to inflict WC agony on Selecaos

World Cup 2018 Neymar Under Pressure As Brazil Aim Victory Against Serbia The five-time champions Brazil aim to come out all guns blazing to secure a berth in last 16
Cassandra Gardner | 28 June, 2018, 02:38

Neymar has been backed by many to win the World Cup Golden Boot in Russian Federation.

Serbia will be aiming to produce another shock in the rollercoaster 2018 FIFA World Cup as they take on Brazil in their final Group E encounter at the Otkritie Arena tonight - here are the confirmed line-ups of both sides.

Serbia is in second place with three points and could still top the group with a win over Brazil and a Switzerland draw or loss to last-place Costa Rica.

It remains to be seen how long Marcelo will be out for, but if he is set to miss further games, Brazil have a top-quality replacement in Luis.

Neymar was again well shackled and unable to impose himself, with one dipping shot over the bar and another at the legs of Stojkovic after a lightning counter-attack his only notable contributions in the first hour.

Liverpool Star Mo Salah May Quit Egypt Over Political Reasons
Egyptian keeper Essam El-Hadary became the oldest player ever to appear at a World Cup at 45-years-old. "We were always informed by Salah when he takes any decisions", it said in a statement.


With defending champions Germany knocked out and Argentina scraping through at the death, five-times champions Brazil were desperate to stamp their authority on a tournament where World Cup pedigree has counted for so little.

Midfielder Paulinho grabbed the opener for the Brazilians in the 36th minute when running onto a delightful through ball by Philippe Coutinho before poking the ball past the onrushing Stojkovic.

Silva made a crucial block to stop Mitrovic nodding home a loose ball after Alisson pushed Antonio Rukavina's cross into a risky area with the score at 1-0, and the goalkeeper praised the centre-back and his partner Miranda.

Brazil need just a draw to secure qualification for the last 16.

Tite replaced Paulinho with Fernandinho as he sought greater stability, but it was Silva, capitalising on shoddy marking from Nemanja Matic, heading home at the near post from Neymar's left-wing corner two minutes later that truly gave him that.

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