Brazil vs Switzerland: Injury news, head-to-head, Predicted lineup

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Richarlison’s two goals helped the Seleccaos win their opening match.

Another set of matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place this week as Switzerland faces Tite’s fearsome Brazil team in a crucial Group G match at Stadium 974 on Monday. Serbia’s obstinate resistance was finally broken by the Sele├žao thanks to a brace from Tottenham Hotspur’s Richarlison, the second of which has already been selected for the tournament’s highlights reel. Serbia, Brazil’s first opponent, was thought to be one of the tournament’s dark horses, but the Selecao’s overwhelming victory left them looking rather ordinary.

Although they defeated Cameroon in their opening World Cup match, Switzerland will face a stronger foe this week. But for a successful outcome, they must better prepare for their match with Brazil.

Brazil Form (all competitions): W-W-W-W-W

Switzerland Form (all competitions): W-W-W-L-W

Team and injury news
Neymar will miss the remainder of the group stage due to an ankle ligament injury he sustained in the closing minutes of the encounter against Serbia, according to the big news coming out of the Brazil team following the match. Due to a similar injury, right-back Danilo will also miss the remainder of the World Cup 2022 group stage.

The only member of Switzerland’s team who did not participate in the victory over Cameroon was Renato Steffen. The FC Lugano forward is questionable for the glamorous match against Brazil because he has been dealing with upper body muscle tension.

 

Athletes to watch

John Vinicius Jr.

Vincius is a tremendously gifted and well-respected left-sided forward. He exudes confidence, which is perhaps not surprising given his Brazilian heritage and preferred role as a right-footed, left-sided attacker. His game is characterized by flair, flamboyance, and dribbling prowess. He consistently outmuscles defenders rather than using his quick feet and ball manipulation like Neymar does, usually by pushing the ball past his opponent and accelerating quickly in the direction he has moved the ball. The Swiss must prepare themselves thoroughly for him and devise a strategy to stop him.

Yanick Sommer

He is first and foremost a top-notch shot blocker. Additionally, he is one of the game’s most agile goalies and excels when the ball is at his feet. His dependable play for both his club and his country’s team has been amazing. He is an underappreciated goalkeeper who will be essential in stopping Brazil’s offense.

Head-to-head stats

Matches: 9

Brazil: 3

Draw: 4

Switzerland: 2

Brazil’s XI as predicted (4-2-3-1)

Richarlison; Raphinha; Paqueta; Vinicius; Militao; Thiago Silva; Marquinhos; Sandro; Fred;

XI Switzerland (4-2-3-1)

Xhaka, Freuler; Shaqiri, Sow, Vargas; Sommer; Widmer; Akanji; Elvedi; Rodriguez; Akanji; and Embolo.

Switzerland vs. Brazil: Prediction
Brazil will need to draw from their admirable squad depth to finish first in their group given that Neymar will miss the group stage due to injury. This week, players like Rodrygo and Gabriel Jesus will try to make an impression because they are more than capable of filling Neymar’s shoes.

Being practical, Switzerland will probably play defensively against all of Brazil’s skilled attackers better than Serbia did. Brazil will nonetheless defeat Switzerland.




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