Brazil versus Serbia preview
After seeing one of the most shocking results in the history of the FIFA World Club Championship happen to Brazil’s neighbors Argentina, who were humiliated by Saudi Arabia, Brazil will begin their campaign against Serbia, a squad that they cannot underestimate. The Selecao are the most successful team in the history of the World Cup, and they have come in Qatar with a team that has the potential to win them a sixth championship.
The Brazilian team finished first in their CONMEBOL qualification group, winning 14 matches, drawing three, scoring the most goals, and allowing the fewest goals to be scored against them. The emergence of players that manager Tite referred to as having “fast tiny legs” also contributed to Brazil’s transformation into a different nation. These players include the likes of Barcelona’s Raphinha, Manchester United’s new phenomenon Antony, Real Madrid’s Rodrygo and the excellent Vinicius Jr., as well as Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli. Other notable names include the aforementioned.
The team currently ranked first in the world has an unblemished record in the group rounds; their most recent defeat was against Norway in 1998. In addition to that, they were victorious against Serbia in the World Cup tournament that came before this one, with goals coming from Neymar and Coutinho. Tite also has the benefit of having outstanding reserves who are capable of performing the role of the ideal super sub. To avoid the same problems that the Argentinians had, Brazil will likely want to get off to a winning start with their campaign.
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Serbia, on the other hand, is considered to be one of the tournament’s dark horses and will compete in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Eagles finished first in their UEFA qualification group with a record of six wins and two draws, which was enough to put them ahead of Portugal. With eight goals, Aleksandar Mitrovi was the player that led the team in scoring. In their past 16 matches, Serbia has just twice been defeated.
Nevertheless, in spite of all of that, Serbia has not performed very well in the World Cup. They have made it to the tournament three times in the previous 20 years, which is the qualifying period. However, each of the three times they competed, they were eliminated in the group stage. Even if they were to lose their match against Brazil, Serbia would still have a chance to go to the next round since the other two teams are Switzerland and Cameroon.
Brazil against Serbia team news
Before the game, Antony, Bruno Guimaraes, and Alex Telles were all hampered by niggles; however, all three of them have since made a full recovery. This leaves Tite with a team that is completely healthy, which is going to be music to the ears of Tite. The Brazilian national team often use a 4-2-3-1 configuration, which gives them the most room to showcase their exceptional offensive prowess. Alisson from Liverpool will start in goal for the Reds, while the rest of the back four will consist of Alex Sandro, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, and Danilo. Casemiro and Lucas Paqueta will be selected to start in the middle of the field instead of Fred, Fabinho, and Bruno Guimaraes. Vinicius Jr. and Raphinha will play on the flanks, while Richarlison, who plays for Tottenham, will be the lone forward. Neymar will play the role of the number 10 in this formation.
Alisson is expected to start in goal for Brazil, followed by Danilo, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, and Sandro; Casemiro and Paqueta; Raphinha, Neymar, and Vinicius Jr.; and Richarlison.
Mitrovic, the main striker for Dragan Stojkovic’s team, is still not 100 percent healed from an ankle injury and is not expected to play for them this match. The best that can be hoped for is for him to fill the position of a replacement. As a direct consequence of this, Serbia is most likely going to play a two-person striker system, which implies that Juventus’ Luka Jovic will team up with Dusab Vlahovic. In the back line, Stojkovic will start Strahinja Pavlovic, Nikola Milenkovic, and Stefan Mitrovic. In the middle of the field, Nemanja Gudelj and Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will get the nod for the starting positions, respectively. As a result, Andrija Zivkovic and Filip Kostic will serve as the team’s offensive wingbacks, while team captain Dusan Tadic will position himself behind the two strikers.
Serbia is Anticipated to Win Line-up: V. Milinkovic-Savic; Milenkovic, S. Mitrovic, Pavlovic; Zivkovic, Gudelj, S. Milinkovic-Savic, Kostic; Tadic; Vlahovic, Jovic
Even though Neymar is five years younger than Lionel Messi and seven years younger than Cristiano Ronaldo, it is probably his final opportunity to be the top player for the Brazilian national team. Neymar is now 30 years old. The PSG player will be given a free role by Tite, which will offer him the opportunity to completely display his creative potential in attack. Neymar is supposed to be the team’s primary goal scorer and creative force, despite the fact that his teammates are some of the best attackers in the world.
As a result of Mitrovic’s inability to play at his full potential for Serbia, Dusan Vlahovic emerged as the team’s primary goal scorer. The Serbian is now among the league’s leading scorers with six goals to his credit and is currently playing in Serie A. In addition, Serbia will be looking for huge things from their general in the midfield, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, in the event that he plays. Four years ago, we saw what a star guy in the center of the field can accomplish for an eastern European country, and the Lazio man has the potential to replicate that trick.
Brazil versus Serbia predictions
Brazil is the bookmaker’s favorite to win the FIFA World Cup in 2022, and there’s a solid reason for it. The squad is brimming with quality to the utmost, something that each of the teams who have previously won the World Cup have in common. Nevertheless, underestimating Serbia is the worst thing that any team, particularly a squad like Brazil, could possibly do to itself.
The Selecao, on the other hand, are superior than the Serbian national team and will prevail in the match. FootTheBall predicts that Brazil will win by a score of 3-1.