Its a tough game for both this team. Brazil first match just get draw 1-1 vs switzerland. Must be win this game if want to stay in this competition in order to move next round, which is round of 16..
The Brazilians have the opportunity to get their first win of the competition, as they take on one of the surprise packages of the 2014 World Cup (WC) at the Saint-Petersburg Stadium.
After scoring 41 goals in qualification, Brazil are expected to be one of the most entertaining teams in Russia. However, Tite’s side come into this one on the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw against Switzerland, despite Philippe Coutinho’s incredible strike. A win is crucial if Brazil are to avoid undue pressure against Serbia in their final game of the group.
The Costa Ricans finished second in the CONCACAF WC qualifying group after a decent campaign (W4, D4, L2). After suffering a loss in their opening game to Serbia – thanks to a sublime free kick by Aleksandar Kolarov – a loss for Oscar Ramírez’s men here would shatter their hopes of qualifying for the last 16.
In ten previous meetings with Costa Rica in all competitions, Brazil have a great record that currently stands at: W9, D0, L1, and have a positive H2H goal difference of plus 23 (GF32, GA9).
Players to watch: Brazil’s best player in the 2018 WC qualifiers was Gabriel Jesus with seven goals.
Costa Rica’s current top scorer Bryan Ruiz has 24 international goals – the fifth-best total in the national team’s history.
Stat attack: The Brazilians have won both of their WC meetings against Costa Rica.
Brazil have lost only one of their last 23 games in all competitions (W17, D5, L1), scoring at least two goals in 15 them.
The Costa Ricans have won only two of their last eleven matches in all competitions (W2, D2, L7).
Clashes between these two sides are usually high scoring affairs, with more than 2.5 goals scored (total) in seven of these ten encounters.
Will not play
Referee: Kuipers B. (Ned)
Venue: Saint-Petersburg Stadium (Saint Petersburg)
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