Brazil to take on Costa Rica, Iceland to face Nigeria

Lynette Rowe
June 22, 2018

The forward came in for criticism after Brazil's 1-1 draw with Switzerland in the nation's World Cup opener and was well below his best against Costa Rica.

"This is a must-win game for Nigeria, and that makes it a little bit psychologically different - they have to win", Iceland coach Heimer Hallgrímsson said.

Finally, Serbia takes on Switzerland in the last match of the day.

The 25-year-old missed an outdoor training session on Monday after feeling pain from Brazil's opening match against Switzerland in which he picked up a knock after being repeatedly fouled.

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Football's global governing body fined Serbia's Football Federation around 8,500 euros because Serbian fans behaved offensively during Sunday's match with Costa Rica, which Serbia won 1-0.

"It also takes into account the need to keep a certain balance by allowing the teams to use their home and away kits". To do so, captain Aron Gunnarsson said, Iceland must forget about the Argentina match. Behrami became the first Swiss player to appear at four World Cups when he started against Brazil, but he left that match in the 70th minute with a thigh injury.

Brazil huffed and puffed in their second group game of the World Cup, eventually blowing down a dogged Costa Rica with strikes from Philipe Coutinho and Neymar. They have to go for it today as a point does little for their cause really, and that means that we could be in for a high-scoring affair.

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