Brazil vs Switzerland: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview
Getty Brazil will look to get their World Cup tournament to a promising start with a win over Switzerland to make up for the humiliation against Germany
Four years on from being humiliated on home turf 7-1 against eventual World Cup champions Germany in the semi-final, Brazil will be looking to make a statement with their opening Group E fixture against Switzerland on Sunday, June 17 at the Rostov Arena.
Brazil head into the finals in Russia with one of the strongest teams in the tournament, featuring a highly experienced and skilled group that includes Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Ederson, Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus and Casemiro.
They will be eager to get their World Cup campaign off to a rampant start with a crucial victory against Switzerland, who start their Russia campaign as underdogs. Brazil are overwhelming favourites to progress through the group stages as Costa Rica and Serbia make up the rest of the Group E fixtures, but there will be no room for complacency.
Switzerland have never made it past the quarter-finals of a World Cup and will be looking for surprise success this summer.
We bring you all you need to know ahead of the group stage fixture between the sides on Sunday, June 17.
|Game||Brazil vs Switzerland|
|Date||Sunday, June 17|
|Time||7pm BST / 2pm ET|
|Stream (US only)||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|FOX Sports 1 / Telemundo||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on ITV or streamed live online using the ITV Player.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Alisson, Ederson, Cassio|
|Defenders||Miranda, Marquinhos, Thiago, Marcelo, Luis, Fagner, Geromel, Danilo|
|Midfielders||Casemiro, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Augusto, Coutinho, Willian, Fred|
|Forwards||Jesus, Firmino, Costa, Taison, Neymar|
Brazil are boosted by Neymar's return to full fitness and Tite faces a decision between starting Jesus or Firmino.
Potential Brazil XI: Alisson, Danilo, Silva, Marquinhos, Marcelo, Fernandinho, Casemiro, Coutinho, Willian, Neymar, Jesus.
|Goalkeepers||Burki, Mvogo, Sommer|
|Defenders||Akanji, Djourou, Elvedi, Lang, Lichtstein er, Moubandje, Rodriguez, Schar|
|Midfielders||Behrami, Dzemaili, Fernandes, Freuler, Shaqiri, Xhaka, Zakaria, Zuber|
|Forwards||Drmic, Embolo, Gavranovic, Seferovic|
Switzerland will have to make do without Admir Mehmedi, who is out due to injury, and is expected to be replaced by Steven Zuber.
Manager Vladimir Petkovic's first team should be similar to that of his Euro 2016 side, though will have to chose between selecting either Breel Embolo or Hector Seferovic up front.
Potential Switzerland XI: Burki, Lichsteiner, Schar, Akanki, Rodriguez, Freuler, Xhaka, Shaqiri, Dzemaili, Zuber, Seferovic.
Betting & Match Odds
Brazil are 2/5 favourites to win the match, with Switzerland priced at 6/1 to win according to dabblebet . A draw between the two is placed at 7/2.
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Brazil are one of the most in-form sides heading into the tournament as they have won their last five international fixtures, including a 3-0 victory against Austria and a 2-0 win against Croatia at Anfield in World Cup warm-ups.
Star man Neymar downplayed comparisons to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo before the game and outlined his ambitions of lifting the World Cup with Brazil.
"I don't want to be the best player in the world, I want to win the World Cup," he told reporters .
"Winning the trophy would make myself, my family and my country so happy."
Neymar missed the back- end of his season with Paris Saint-Germain with an injury but is now fully fit to play for the Selecao. While that no doubt pleases head coach Tite, the Brazil boss faces a selection conundrum as he has a plethora of talent at his disposal. Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson is still second-choice to AS Roma shot-stopper Alisson, while Gabriel Jesus and Firmino will be battling it out for a spot in the starting XI.Article continues below
The likes of Marcelo and Thiago Silva will bring experience to a squad who have already tasted success, and if Brazil start strongly, they will remain favourites far into the competition. The five-time winners of the World Cup are the most successful national team in history but have not lifted the trophy since the 2002 tournament held in South Korea and Japan.
Switzerland will be relying on the talents of Xherdan Shaqiri and Arsenal's Granit Xhaka if they hold any hopes of progressing through the group stages.
Success ag ainst Costa Rica â" who were a surprise success four years in Brazil â" and Serbia will be crucial to their efforts to make the last 16, but a surprise result against the Selecao would go a long way to making their task easier.Source: Google News South Brazil | Netizen 24 Brazil