FIFA WORLD CUP 2018: Brazil vs Costa Rica
After a disappointing 1-1 draw with Switzerland, Brazil will be looking to bounce back to maintain the hope of a nation, who believe they can win the World Cup for a 6th time.
Neymar took some knocks in the opening game, but he will be expected to start in this game.
Brazil will be fielding an unchanged XI, save for Danilo, who picked up a knock in training. In his place comes in Corinthians right-back Fagner.
Costa Rica on the other hand lost their opening game 1-0 to Serbia, via a beauty from dead ball special, Kolarov.
Costa Rica play good football, and can cause an upset on their best day.
Thiago Silva will be leading the squad out in this one.
All eyes will be on Neymar and Keylor Navas in this one.
Will Neymar do a Ronaldo or a Messi?
Let’s find out in a bit shall we?
Brazil XI: Allison; Fagner, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Paulinho, Casemiro, Coutinho; Willian, Jesus, Neymar
Brazil subs: Ederson, Cassio, Geromel, Marquinhos, Luis, Costa, Augusto, Fernandinho, Taison, Fred, Firmino
Costa Rica have made just one change, with Bryan Ruiz replacing Francisco Calvo.
Costa Rica XI: Navas; Gamboa, Acosta, Gonzalez, Duarte, Oviedo; Ruiz, Borges, Guzman, Venegas; Urena
Costa Rica subs: Tejeda, Camobell, Wallace, Waston, Moreira, Pemberton, Solera, Azofeifa, Bolanos, Gutierrez, Smith, Calvo
Neymar and Brazil will be looking to put on a show. It will be a hard-fought victory for Brazil, and Neymar will get on the score sheet.
Brazil 3-0 Costa Rica