Serbia Vs Brazil Live Stream 27 June 2018 Kick Off 18:00 GMT
Xherdan Shaqiri’s 90th-minute strike for Switzerland dealt Serbia a late blow in their hopes of reaching the Round of 16 as they fell into third place in Group E.
The result leaves the group very tightly congested, although for Brazil and Switzerland, their own World Cup destiny remains in their own hands.
Mladen Krstajic’s side must now defeat Brazil in order to remain in the competition, with their goal difference inferior to Switzerland’s.
With the expectancy of his whole nation upon his shoulders, Neymar’s strike against Costa Rica looks set to have sent Selecao into the knockout stages.
The Serbians got off to a dream kick off to their decisive second-round clash with Switzerland. Their main forward Aleksandar Mitrovic headed the ball home to put Mladen Krstajic’s side ahead just five minutes into the game as it seemed Serbia are in full control after the first 45 minutes.
Nevertheless, everything fell apart for the Balkans outfit as they conceded the early second-half goals from Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka whose beautiful effort from outside-the-box went past Vladimir Stojkovic.
The head coach decided to go for the win by replacing the defensive midfielder with an attacking-minded creator. The decision proved to be fatal as there were no Serbian players at all in their own half late in the stoppage time when Stoke City’s Xerdan Shaqiri provided a cool finish after bearing 60 yards down the goal.
Serbia now need a miracle and the victory over the likes of Brazil to advance, following their opening victory against Costa Rica. It is all but mission impossible for the Europeans, but they will need the best display of the generation to perform a miracle and eliminate one of the main contenders.
Brazil and Serbia have met just once before. Brazil won a pre-tournament friendly 1-0 ahead of the 2014 World Cup, with Fred scoring the only goal.
Possible line ups:
Serbia: Stojkovic; Ivanovic, Milenkovic, Tosic, Kolarov; Matic, Milivojevic; Tadic, Milinkovic-Savic, Ljajic; Mitrovic.
Brazil: Allison; Fagner, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Casemiro, Paulinho; Willian, Coutinho, Neymar; Jesus.