Brazil vs Switzerland Live

Brazil, unbeaten in qualifying for Qatar 2022, have won the World Cup a record five times.

Switzerland have reached the knockout stage in three of their last four World Cups.

Brazil have played in every World Cup since 1930 but have not reached the final since 2002 when they won.

Switzerland were unbeaten through qualifying games.

In nine matches against Switzerland,Brazil have won three, drawn four and lost two.

Brazil vs Switzerland Live

Two enforced changes for Brazil

Brazil XI: Alisson, Éder Militão, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro, Fred, Casemiro, Lucas Paquetá, Raphinha, Richarlison, Vinicius Jr.

Injuries to Neymar and Danilo mean that Fred and Militão come into the team, with Pacquetá pushed slightly further up the field.

Recaps: Brazil vs Serbia, Switzerland vs Cameroon
Brazil vs Serbia 2-0: World Cup 2022 – as it happened

Switzerland vs Cameroon 1-0: World Cup 2022 – as it happened

Fans are arriving
The Brazilians outnumber the Swiss.

The Selecao are without their talisman, the team’s inspiration and the poster boy of Brazilian football – Neymar.

But the fans here say the team will overcome the Swiss.

I think we will win 2-1. Our team, even without Neymar, is strong. Yes, we will miss him. Any team will miss a star like him,” Valdivino Correa, who travelled from Brazil for the tournament, said.

“I believe we will win not just this match but the World Cup,” Correa added waving a replica of the trophy.

After Richarlison double down Serbia, Brazil stretched their unbeaten run in the World Cup group stage to 16 matches (W13 D3).

But Brazil could still make history today
Brazil could make history if they avoid defeat to Switzerland. They are undefeated in their previous 16 World Cup group-stage games, last losing nearly a quarter-century ago in the first round to Norway in 1998.

No team has ever gone through 17 group-stage matches without a defeat.

Who are the favourites?
Brazil are favourites for this match, but without the creativity of Neymar, they might struggle against a Swiss team that boasts a sturdy defence and some impressive results in recent months, including wins against Spain and Portugal.

Danilo Luiz da Silva will also miss the game for Brazil after picking up an injury. The 39-year-old Dani Alves is set to take his spot at right back.

Have the two teams met before?
The two teams have met at two previous World Cups in 1950 and 2018, with both matches ending in a draw. If either Brazil or Switzerland break that pattern on Monday, they are guaranteed a spot in the next round.

What to expect from both teams?
Brazil, top-ranked team in the world, will be without Neymar, who picked up an ankle injury in the opening fixture and has been ruled out for two games.

Switzerland will be encouraged by Serbia’s first-half defensive display, which kept Brazil at bay and required a moment of individual brilliance to break the deadlock.

Switzerland beat Cameroon 1-0 in a cagey first game. Breel Embolo scored the match’s only goal after a perfect pass across the box from former Liverpool and Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri.

Where is today’s match?
The 40,000-seater Stadium 974 in Ras Abu Aboud, which sits right on Doha’s waterfront, is built out of colourful shipping containers.

The first fully demountable tournament venue in World Cup history will host matches up to the round of 16.

The number 974 is also the international dialling code for Qatar and the number of containers used to make the stadium.

What to know about today’s teams?
Brazil, buoyed by a 2-0 win against Serbia in their opening game, will look to book their place in the last-16 as they face off against a well-drilled Switzerland team.

Switzerland are hardworking and disciplined and have been difficult to beat in recent years. They famously knocked out France at Euro 2020.

Welcome to the 3rd game of the day!
Brazil and Switzerland will face off at 7pm (16:00 GMT) at Stadium 974.

Join us for all the latest news and updates before the game.


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