The game will be officiated by the team led by referee Ivan Arcides Barton Cisneros from El Salvador.
The Confederates may be outsiders, but after their opening success they are quite self-confident in the match against the five-time world champion. “We’re really looking forward to it. We have to annoy them. We’ve done that before,” said captain Granit Xhaka beforehand, alluding to the group stage of the last World Cup when Switzerland beat Brazil 1-1. Murat Yakin’s team could certainly live well again this time if the points were shared.
That brings us to the line-ups: Coach Tite kept a secret about who will replace Neymar until the very end and has now opted for Manchester United’s Fred. Eder Militão plays in the back right for Danilo. Otherwise everything stays the same, double packer Richarlison is again the only real tip. Compared to the first game, the Swiss have changed their starting XI. And that is quite surprising. 20-year-old Fabian Rieder is preferred to Xherdan Shaqiri (bench) on offense. Noah Okafor is not in the squad due to a hamstring problem.
The Brazilians in particular would benefit from booking the next round today and not being under any pressure on the last day of the game. After all, two of the team’s pillars, superstar Neymar and right-back Danilo, were injured in the first game and will have to sit out for a few more days. Manchester United striker Antony, on the other hand, has reported fit after health problems in recent days.
Both teams started the tournament successfully. The Swiss were able to beat Cameroon 1-0 in a hard-fought game, while Brazil, after some initial difficulties, easily defeated Serbia 2-0. Both teams benefited from the fact that the Serbs and Cameroon drew 3-3 in the morning. Anyone who leaves the field as the winner has already secured their ticket to the round of 16.
Hello and welcome to the next game of the 2022 World Cup! In Group G, the teams from Brazil and Switzerland, who won on the first day of the game, meet at 5 p.m. in Doha.