Brazil Ready for Swiss Battle in World Cup 2018 Group Opener

Being labeled as the favorite to win this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament, Brazil will be keen on showcasing their worth this Sunday as they start face up against European outfit, Switzerland.

Getting back into the tournament following their disappointing campaign back in 2014, Selecao are determined to immediately washed away the bad memory of being trashed by Germany 7-1 in previous World Cup.

Putting on convincing displays under the guidance of Tite, the South American giant won’t be aiming for anything else aside from three points, though they know it might not be an easy match.

Neymar’s return to fitness ahead of the World Cup brings out that extra boost for Brazil as they can put on their best possible squad since the start.

Despite not being considered as favorite in this Sunday battle, Swiss will not be laying down easily, especially since they are coming into that tie with strong confidence.

Rossocrociati have been picking up positive results on their last few friendlies, including a 1-1 draw against Spain and 2-0 victory over Japan.

Head coach, Vladimir Petkovic, will be designing a solid team display, which won’t be giving any inch for Brazil to easily control the tie as if that happens, there’s nothing but trouble for Switzerland.

Probable starting line up:

Brazil: Alisson; Danilo, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Casemiro, Paulinho, Philippe Coutinho; Willian, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar

Swiss: Sommer; Lichtsteiner, Schaer, Akanji, Rodriguez; Behrami, Xhaka; Shaqiri, Dzemaili, Zuber; Seferovic.