Brazil will have to be without talisman Neymar as they look to continue their perfect start to the World Cup against Switzerland this afternoon.
A Selecao lived up to their billing as the favourites in Qatar as a brace from Tottenham’s Richarlison sealed a 2-0 win over Serbia.
Neymar is expected to miss the rest of the group stage through injuryGETTY
But an injury to Neymar – which is expected to rule him out of Brazil’s next to games – put a major blot on their evening.
Brazil are only leading Group H on goal difference, with Switzerland matching their points tally following a 1-0 victory over Cameroon.
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This World Cup Group G clash will take place on Monday, November 28.
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Brazil v Switzerland: Squads and team news
Neymar is expected to miss Brazil’s next two World Cup games with an ankle sprain.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward will be joined on the sidelines by Danilo, while Switzerland have no fresh injuries to contend with.
Goalkeepers: Alisson, Ederson, WevertonDefenders: Dani Alves, Danilo, Alex Sandro, Alex Telles, Bremer, Eder Militao, Marquinhos, Thiago SilvaMidfielders: Bruno Guimaraes, Casemiro, Everton Ribeiro, Fabinho, Fred, Lucas PaquetaForwards: Antony, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, Neymar, Pedro, Raphinha, Richarlison, Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr
Goalkeepers: Yann Sommer, Jonas Omlin, Philipp Kohn, Gregor KobelDefenders: Fabian Schar, Silvan Widmer, Ricardo Rodriguez, Manuel Akanji, Eray Comert, Nico ElvediMidfielders: Edimilson Fernandes, Michel Aebischer, Fabian Frei, Renato Steffen, Djibril Sow, Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka, Denis Zakaria, Ardon Jashari, Remo Freuler, Fabian RiederForwards: Ruben Vargas, Haris Seferovic, Breel Embolo, Noah Okafor, Christian Fassnacht
Switzerland can also secure their last-16 spot after beating CameroonGetty
Brazil v Switzerland: Match facts
Since his first World Cup in 2014, Brazil forward Neymar has been fouled 53 times in the competition, at least 11 more than any other player. Neymar won nine fouls against Serbia last time out, more than any other player on MD1 at the 2022 World Cup.Xherdan Shaqiri has been involved in 12 goals in his last 16 appearances at major tournaments (World Cup + Euros) for Switzerland (8 goals, 4 assists). An appearance in this game will see Shaqiri become the Swiss player with the most appearances at the World Cup; he’s currently played 10 times, level with Stephan Lichsteiner and Valon Behrami.Breel Embolo has scored in three of his last four matches for Switzerland, scoring three times and netting the winner in each game, including on MD1 against Cameroon. The last Swiss player to score in consecutive World Cup games was Alexander Frei in 2006, while the only players to score in Switzerland’s first two games at a World Cup are Leopold Kielholz in 1934 and Andre Abegglen in 1938.Richarlison has scored nine goals in his last seven appearances in all competitions for Brazil, netting a brace on his World Cup debut against Serbia last time out. Indeed, since his debut for the national side in September 2018 he’s scored more goals for Brazil than any other player (19).Brazil are looking to win back-to-back World Cup games against European nations for the first time since a run of six between 2002 and 2006, following their 2-0 win over Serbia on MD1. 16 of Brazil’s 18 total defeats at the World Cup have come against European sides.Following their 1-0 win over Cameroon on MD1, Switzerland are looking to win their opening two games at a World Cup for the first time. The last time they won consecutive games in the competition was in 2006 against Togo and Korea Republic.Brazil are unbeaten in their last 16 group stage games at the World Cup – no side has ever gone 17 without defeat in the group stages of the competition before (including final and second group rounds in earlier editions).Switzerland have won just one of their eight FIFA World Cup games against South American sides (D2 L5), beating Ecuador 2-1 in 2014 in Brasilia.Switzerland have won two of their last four meetings with Brazil in all competitions (D1 L1), having failed to win any of their first five (D3 L2). The Swiss have scored exactly once in each of their last six against Brazil.Both previous meetings between Brazil and Switzerland at the FIFA World Cup have ended in a draw (2-2 in 1950, 1-1 in 2018). No side have Brazil faced more at the competition without ever winning than the Swiss (also two vs Portugal and Hungary).
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