Brazil – Switzerland
The five time world champion Brazil faces Switzerland in a match from Group E of the World Cup 2018. Let’s have a look at this game, which promises to be very interesting. Here are our in Russia. Right now we are about to have a look at this clash in our vip soccer predictions.
There’s little to be said about Brazil and their quality in football. Selecao are probably the greatest national team in history, based on their results and achivements. They have ruled the football world five times so far, which is more than any other team in history. For the last time they won the World Cup in 2002, so now they will try to do it for a sixth time.
Four years ago Brazil hosted the World Cup and reached the 1/2-finals, where they suffered a heavy defeat from Germany. It really hurt the nation, but everything is forgotten now. Brazil are ready to bounce back and to show everyone that they are a true force in football.
The Brazilian team qualified for the World Cup in Russia in a very convincing way. They finished first in the South America region, having 10 points advantage in front of Uruguay. They won 12 of their matches, made 5 draws and suffered just one defeat – against Chile.
It’s clear that the new manager of the team Tite is doing a great work since he replaced the legendary Luiz Felipe Scolari. Brazil are performing at high level not just in the official games, but in the friendly matches as well. In the last few years they are showing everyone that they are regrouping and getting ready to win the World Cup again.
Tite made some important changes in the Brazilian squad. He called some fresh faces in the team, while other players got dropped. The 57-years old coach have a lot of experience, based on his career so far. He have won the Copa Libertadores and the FIFA Club World Cup with Corinthians, which proves his qualities as a tactician.
Switzerland qualified for the World Cup after participating in the playoffs. Die Nati lost the fight with Portugal for the first place in Group B, finishing second. In the playoffs the Swiss team met Northern Ireland and prevailed after a win in Belfast and a draw in Basel.
Four years ago Switzerland played good at the World Cup in Brazil and reached the 1/8-finals, where they lost against Argentina after extra time. Now things are different for the team. The legendary Otmar Hitzfeld left the managerial position, being replaced by Lazio’s former coach Vladimir Petkovic.
This Swiss team have a lof of quality, which we see in well known players like Josip Drmic, Haris Seferovic, Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka, Valon Behrami and other. Although these players are not superstars for sure, they are good enough to create a solid backbone for the team. With an experienced manager like Petkovic at helm, this Swiss team is good enough to beat anyone.
Of course, Switzerland can’t compare to Brazil when it comes to history and tradition. Their best performance ever is reaching the 1/4-finals of the World Cup. This happened three times so far – in 1934, 1938 and 1954.
This game from Group E will be played at the Rostov Arena in the city Rostov-na-Donu. Serbia and Costa Rica are the other two teams in this group. If we accept that Brazil are the hot favourite for the first place, Switzerland will try to win the second place and reach the 1/8-finals.
These are our vip soccer predictions for the World Cup 2018 clash between Brazil and Switzerland.