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Crucial occasions

Crew information

Tite has taken the attacking option, choosing Vinicius Jr forward of Fred. That means Neymar moves infield to participate in as a No10, and Lucas Paqueta drops back alongside Casemiro.

Dragan Stojkovic has still left Juventus’s Dusan Vlahovic on the bench, with Aleksandar Mitrovic up entrance.

Brazil (4-2-3-1) Alisson Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro Casemiro, Lucas Paqueta Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius Jr Richarlison.

Serbia (3-4-2-1) V Milinkovic-Savic Veljkovic, Milenkovic, Pavlovic Zivkovic, Lukic, Gudelj, Mladenovic Tadic, S Milinkovic-Savic Mitrovic.

Referee Alireza Faghani (Iran).

Preamble

What arrives subsequent in this sequence: 4, 8, 24, 8, ?

It is 4, ideal? No, of training course it isn’t. Roberto Carlos pulled his socks up at the improper minute and Brazil didn’t win the 2006 Planet Cup. We really do not know what comes future, but all linked with the Seleção will hope it is 20. The sequence – as I’m positive you knew in any case, you heritage admirer you – is the variety of decades between Brazilian Planet Cup wins because their initial triumph in 1958.

They also gained it in 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. Because then: nada. Zilch. Bugger all. Not even a closing. They’re overdue.

This the past chance for Thiago Silva to earn a Environment Cup, possibly Casemiro and Neymar as well. Tite’s side are favourites to acquire Qatar 2022 – but they had been also favourites in 1982, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2010 and 2014, so I’m not absolutely sure what the ethical of this unique tale is.

Their attacking choices are these types of that the impressive Vinicius Jr is not a certain starter. Tite wants to choose in between him or Fred, which isn’t the noticeable duh-cision you could possibly assume. If he picks Vinicius, Casemiro will be the only watercarrier in town, and Brazil have generally desired pragmatism given that Tele Santana’s idealists unsuccessful to gain the World Cup in 1982 and 1986.

Brazil have been banging in the targets of late, even with a rather pragmatic system – but then so have Serbia, who tick most of the dark-horse boxes. This is a seriously uncomfortable 1st match for Brazil. Serbia experienced forward of Portugal and also have critical possibilities in assault, which include Dusan Vlahovic and Aleksandar Mitrovic. They won’t concern Brazil they don’t dread anyone. This could be a cracker.

Kick off 7pm GMT, 4pm in Rio de Janeiro, 8pm in Belgrade.