Brazil vs. Switzerland match preview, schedule, fixtures, team news, Neymar’s health

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Brazil kicks off its World Cup 2018 campaign on Sunday, June 17 when Neymar and the Seleção take on the Switzerland in Group E soccer showdown (live stream info below). Neymar is back and the Brazilian national football club is hoping to bring World Cup trophy back home, with Brazil having all the things needed to do so.

The Rostov Arena will provide a dramatic entertainment for the second game in Group E, which pits World Cup 2018 favorites Brazil over Switzerland, who are the only team in history to have defeated the eventual World Cup champions in their opener.

Brazil and Switzerland are grouped with Serbia and Costa Rica, this is a massive luck for either the Seleção and La Nati to boost their World Cup 2018 journey, but it would be a huge upset should the Swiss football army can get three points. They are well aware of a thing or two about kicking off their campaign so well, outscoring Spain in their opening matchup back in 2010 before The La Roja went on to secure the World Cup title.

Brazil is coming into this contest at hundred-percent form when it comes to its professional footballers it took to host nation Russia, but the Seleção will likely miss their defender Dani Alves, who sufered an ACL injury before the this year’s tournament. The significantly big injury concern was Neymar though, and he’s coming off by scoring in both of Brazil’s most recent two friendly matches.

Switzerland, on the other side of ball, is also at full form and more than prepared to step in the gridiron to battle Brazil. However, the Swiss football team’s lack of ability to maintain their performance in the final third period of the game means it’s going to have to be almost flawless to secure the win.

Brazil believe Switzerland will provide a very tight match, which means the former will need a lot of patience on their World Cup 2018 opener, an event that is always a nerve-racking situation. Meanwhile, the Swiss will be full of hope and confident entering this game, having drawn 1-1 with the Spanish squad and outshone Japan 2-0 in their warm-up derbies.

Brazil vs. Switzerland Live Stream Info

Date Schedule: Sunday, June 17

Time: 2 p.m. ET

Venue: Rostov Arena

Location: Rostov-on-Don, Russia

TV Channel: Fox Sports 1 (English), Telemundo (Spanish), ITV (UK)

Live Stream: fuboTV (Try for FREE)

Follow: Visit our 2018 World Cup Hub

Possible Lineups

BRAZIL: Alisson; Danilo, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Casemiro, Paulinho, Philippe Coutinho; Willian, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar.
SWITZERLAND: Sommer; Lichtsteiner, Schaer, Akanji, Rodriguez; Behrami, Xhaka; Shaqiri, Dzemaili, Zuber; Seferovic.

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