FIFA World Cup 2022 : Brazil vs Switzerland Match Preview and Lineups

Portugal vs Uruguay
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GAME Portugal vs Uruguay
DATE 28/11/2022
TIME 09:30 AM (Indian Standard Time)
ARENA Stadium 974 - Ras Abu Aboud
LEAGUE FIFA World Cup 2022
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Brazil [1-0] Switzerland

Match Preview of Brazil vs Switzerland

Pre-tournament favourites Brazil face Switzerland in a World Cup Group G clash on Monday at Stadium 974. With a resounding win in their opening fixture, Brazil lived up to those expectations placed on them before the finals.

Brazil's first opponents, Serbia, were highly fancied to be one of the dark horses at this tournament, but a dominant performance from the Selecao made them look very ordinary.

Complete domination from first whistle till last rewarded Tite's side with a 2-0 success over the Balkan nation, thanks to a Richarlison double in the second half.

Complete domination from first whistle till last rewarded Tite's side with a 2-0 success over the Balkan nation, thanks to a Richarlison double in the second half.

After some discussion in both the Brazilian and British press about whether Richarlison justified a start given his mixed start at Tottenham Hotspur, the forward answered his critics and put on the kind of display which led Spurs to spend £60m to prise him from Everton.

His fabulous second goal lit up the Lusail Stadium, the same venue he and Brazil will hope to return to for the final in three weeks' time, and based on their display on Thursday, they have a very good chance of doing so.

That win sealed an eighth successive victory for the five-time World Cup winners, and they remain unbeaten since their defeat in the 2021 Copa America final.

Those eight wins have seen them score 28 goals, and even though they only managed two against Serbia, it should have been a lot more.

Serbia were fortunate Brazil wasted many chances and that Vanja Milinkovic-Savic in goal was on form, as they racked up 24 shots and comfortably kept the Europeans quiet.

Switzerland were much more efficient in their opening day win over Cameroon, getting the job done despite not setting the competition alight.

Our Predicted Lineups

Brazil possible starting lineup:Alisson; Eder Militao, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro; Casemiro, Fred, Paqueta; Raphinha, Richarlison, Vinicius Junior

Switzerland possible starting lineup: starting lineup:Sommer; Widmer; Akanji, Elvedi, Rodriguez; Freuler, Xhaka, Sow; Shaqiri, Embolo, Vargas

Who will win the match?

We say: Brazil 1-0 Switzerland. Switzerland will be pragmatic and are likely to do a better job than Serbia did of playing defensively against all of Brazil's talented attackers. Much of this Swiss side played in the meeting of the two countries at Russia 2018, but Brazil look more formidable this time around and should edge it.

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