Brazil faces off against the team of Costa Rica in an important game for both sides. Second-placed will play against the last-placed team in Group E. The game will be held in Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg. Moreover, the major referee who will be on the pitch is Bjorn Kuipers, Netherlands, furthermore, the average yellow cards in this clash are 3.71, accordingly, we must expect Under 3.5 Cards and this is possible 93.2% to happen.
The self-confidence of the five-time world champion, who laid down an impressive World Cup qualifier after the disgrace of 2014, is still not limitless. The game forward looked headless against Switzerland, especially in the 2nd round. Superstar Neymar was recoverable after recovering from a metatarsal break, but has not reached his strength yet. The exceptional player had already taken a lot against the Confederates - and that has consequences. The 26-year-old is currently complaining of ankle pain and had to cancel the training on Tuesday. Brazil is already trembling, because the use of Neymar on Friday is currently not guaranteed. Against the Swiss he played like an infant, his game was not professional at all. We can see Brazil nick this one 2-0. Against the Swiss they had bad luck with the VAR, however their overall field play was poor. Willian was also poor, Jesus was invisible most of the game. Only Coutinho showed up. We don't expect much in attack from Paulinho. The defence was solid overall, accept for Marcelo. He was careless. Brazil have to improve!
Group victory and advance to the quarter-finals - the record of the Costa Ricans at the World Cup finals in 2014 was strong. The fact that this little fairy tale is repeated is almost impossible at the games in Russia. Too harmless is the selection of coach Oscar Ramirez therefore. In the previous three games, the Central Americans scored only one goal. Against the Brazilian bulwark is the chance of a sense of achievement extremely low.
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