Pre-tournament favorite Brazil is hoping for a place in the World Cup Round of 16 WITHOUT star player Neymar against Switzerland.
The Brazilians are tipped to win their sixth world title despite losing the 2021 Copa America final to Argentina.
With an expected victory in the first group game, they again confirmed their role as favorites.
Brazil will be the big favorites to beat Switzerland, who are expected to finish second in the group.
A win for both would almost take them to the last 16, but a draw wouldn’t be the end of the world.
SunSport takes a look at what to expect from Brazil vs Switzerland, including our result prediction.
Brazil: It took the Samba Boys a while to break through against Serbia.
Richarlison scored both goals, with his second – an incredible overhead kick – set to be one of the goals of the World Cup.
Read full match report Brazil vs Serbia…
Switzerland: Three points in the first group game against a good team from Cameroon.
Breel Embolo scored the goal against his native country.
Read the full match report Switzerland vs. Cameroon…
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Brazil: The South American team will be without star Neymar who sustained a blow to the ankle against Serbia.
The Paris Saint-Germain star suffered ligament damage after a punch from defender Nikola Milenkovic and will miss at least the rest of the group stage.
Be right back Daniel will also miss the rest of the group stage with a similar injury.
Switzerland: The European country has no fresh injury concerns and coach Murat Yakin is unlikely to make any changes.
Brazil: Lucas Paqueta, signed from West Ham in the summer, should be kept in mind as he has a slightly deeper role alongside Casemiro from Manchester United.
Richarlison is Brazil’s golden boy in attack, as is Vinicius Jr on the wing.
Switzerland: Embolo will be the dangerous man for the Swiss… he knows where the back of the net is.
Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka will captain the team and will have to get the best out of Casemiro and co.