Five-time World Champions Brazil will be taking on Costa Rica in both team’s second game in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.
Brazil had to settle for a draw against the no.6 side in the world in Switzerland in their opening game of the tournament. Philippe Coutinho scored a scorcher of a goal, but Switzerland responded with one of their own as well. The team seemed to have struggled against a superior physical side and this might be a weakness their future opponents might expose.
Meanwhile, Neymar who was fouled many times by the Swiss players and has injured his ankle. He missed training on Tuesday but returned the next day. Footage showed that he was well and also scored two sublime free-kicks in the session. It is expected that he will feature in this game, but whether or not he will start is a question everybody wants an answer to. Clarity will only come when the match is closer, so keep a lookout at this website for future updates.
Costa Rica had to settle for a loss against Serbia. They were undone by a phenomenal free-kick taken by Aleksandr Kolarov.
Regardless, the team needs to focus more on their attacking abilities. They appeared confused and inexperienced in that department. The coordination was lacking and the shape looked disjointed.
For both teams, this is a must-win game, and if either side loses, the chances of their progression will be non existent.
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When and where?
This match is to be played at Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia. The ground has a capacity of 65,000 and it is going to be a rainy day in Saint Petersburg with 90% chance of precipitation.
Where to watch Brazil vs Costa Rica live?
The clash will take place at 5:30 PM (IST) on June 22nd, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV and Sony Ten 2.
BRA vs CRC recent form (Last six matches)
Brazil – D W W W W D
Brazil did perform well in their last game contrary to the reports, but since they couldn’t win, there has been a panic. Brazil has just conceded two goals in the last 12 games. It will be interesting to see how well they perform in this much-win game.
Costa Rica– L L L W L W
Costa Rica has slumped to a four-game losing streak. It seems that the changes the needed to make didn’t take place. But, they can’t take the loss against Serbia to deflate their confidence. The team still needs to find a way of balancing out their attack.
BRA vs CRC Head to head
Brazil Won – 9
Costa Rica Won –1
Not Decided – 0
Brazil and Costa Rica have met ten times before. Brazil won nine of those encounters with the last one being in 2015. They also have eight games in a row against the side.
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BRA vs CRC Probable Playing 11:
Costa Rica (3-4-2-1) –
Navas, Acosta, Gonzalez, Duarte, Gamboa, Borges, Guzman, Calvo, Ruiz, Campbell/Venegas, Urena
Alisson, Danilo, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo, Coutinho, Casemiro/Fernandinho, Paulinho/Augusto, Willian, Jesus, Neymar
* As per news sources it is believed that Neymar will start this game.
Players to look out for-
The Real Madrid goalkeeper will have to be at his absolute best to keep his opponents at bay. If he can help the team in this aspect it can give be free if they want to attack.
It might very well be said that Coutinho was the best player on the pitch when Brazil played their last game. If the rumours are to be believed about Neymar’s starting debacle, Coutinho will have a bigger role to play.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Brazil vs Costa Rica –
Brazil needs to win this game to garner some momentum in their quest for the title. We see them winning this game comfortably.
BRA vs CRC Odds Makers Predictions:
Costa Rica: 18/1
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