As the five-time defending champions, Brazil will face Serbia in their opening FIFA World Cup 2022 Group G match on Thursday at the Lusail Stadium. When these two teams meet again, it will be four years after they first met in the group stage, when the Selecao prevailed, 2-0. Brazil vs Serbia Live Streaming, Prediction, Lineups & Preview Guide by Live Football TV.
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Brazil vs Serbia Kick-Off Time
Brazil vs Serbia will kick off at 10.00 pm Qatar time, 7:00 pm UK time, 8:00 pm Central European time, and 2:00 pm Eastern Time (ET).
Brazil vs Serbia Preview
Brazil is the only country in World Cup history to have qualified for every tournament since 1930. They won 14 of their 17 CONMEBOL qualifying matches and drew three. The Selecao rarely suffer in qualifying and haven’t lost in the group stage since 1998, when they lost 2-1 to Norway.
Tite’s brilliant squad – ranked number one in the world by FIFA – must live up to the pre-tournament expectations and improve on their quarterfinal elimination against Belgium four years ago. Serbia will be the first nation to test Brazil’s credentials, but the Selecao are exuding confidence ahead of Thursday’s match since they have won each of their last seven games 26-2.
Tite’s players haven’t lost in any competition since a 1-0 loss to Argentina in the 2021 Copa America final.
After losing in the group stage at the last three World Cups since 1990, Serbia hopes to reach the knockout rounds in Qatar. The 25th-ranked Eagles topped their UEFA qualification group after winning six of eight matches, including a last-gasp 2-1 win over Portugal.
Dragan Stojkovic’s squad earned a promotion to League A of the UEFA Nations League with four victories and a draw in six matches. The 1-0 setback to Norway in June was one of only two in their last 16 international matches. Stojkovic and co. have been impressive on European soil, but they must now translate it to the global stage. They begin their World Cup campaign against five-time champions Brazil.
Serbia has lost seven of nine World Cup matches, the most by any European nation and one fewer than Australia’s record of eight. A resilient performance is needed if they want at least a draw on Thursday.
Brazil vs Serbia Team News
Antony, Bruno Guimaraes, and Alex Telles are all expected to be fit for Thursday’s match. Thiago Silva, Danilo, Marquinhos, and Alex Sandro might shield Alisson Becker in a 4-1-4-1 or 4-2-3-1 formation if the rumors are true.
Casemiro and Lucas Paqueta might start in central midfield, while Neymar could play as a number 10 with Raphinha and Vinicius Junior. Richarlison, who recovered from a calf strain in time for the World Cup, could start over Gabriel Jesus.
Aleksandar Mitrovic is still recovering from an ankle injury and will start on the bench for Serbia. Luka Jovic will start up front with Dusan Vlahovic. Strahinja Pavlovic could join Nikola Milenkovic and Stefan Mitrovic in Stojkovic’s three-man defense after the 5-1 friendly win over Bahrain.
All three defenders could be charged with protecting goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, who will start over Marko Dmitrovic and Predrag Rajkovic despite having only seven caps.
Sevilla’s Nemanja Gudelj is expected to start in midfield alongside Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Andrija Zivkovic and Filip Kostic will provide width as wing-backs, and captain Dusan Tadic will play as the number 10.
Brazil vs Serbia Lineups
Brazil possible XI:
Alisson; Danilo, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Sandro; Casemiro, Paqueta; Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius Jr; Richarlison
Serbia possible XI:
V. Milinkovic-Savic; Milenkovic, S. Mitrovic, Pavlovic; Zivkovic, Gudelj, S. Milinkovic-Savic, Kostic; Tadic; Vlahovic, Jovic
How to Watch Brazil vs Serbia Match?
You can watch Brazil vs Serbia match on TV and stream it online. Check out our FIFA World Cup Official Broadcaster list to know which channel will telecast this Brazil vs Serbia match in your region. fuboTV offers a great deal with the free trial to stream all the FIFA World Cup 2022 games in high definition for any device.
Brazil vs Serbia Prediction
Given Argentina’s shocking loss in their opening group game, Brazil cannot believe that Thursday’s match against Serbia will be a stroll in the park if they hope to get off to a winning start in Group G. Even so, Tite’s plethora of attacking quality should triumph in front of goal in Lusail, and the Selecao can take heart from Serbia’s weak backline surrendering in all eight of their UEFA qualifiers.