Match Today: Brazil vs Serbia 24-11-2022 Qatar World Cup 2022
Brazil, the favorites for the tournament, will meet Serbia in the second match of Group G at the World Cup. And Brazil comes in this match on the back of two convincing friendly victories over Tunisia and Ghana, as it scored eight goals in the two matches, while conceding only one goal. Serbia beat Bahrain 5-1 in their latest World Cup warm-up match, and they will need to be at their best if they are to upset the record five-time champions. The match will take place at the iconic Lusail Stadium and start at 6pm UK time. Brazil qualified for this tournament in red hot form having won their last seven matches. They are unbeaten in their last 15 matches, and their most recent defeat was in the Copa America final against Argentina in 2021. Brazil topped the South American World Cup qualifiers, going unbeaten with 14 wins and three draws. Since the qualifiers they have won four friendlies by an aggregate score of 14-2. Serbia has also been in excellent form lately, going undefeated in their last six matches with five wins and a draw. It was the surprise of their qualifying campaign as they won the group that included the imaginary Cristiano Ronaldo who captained Portugal. Serbia went undefeated in the group and finished with six wins and two draws.
Brazil vs Serbia
Brazil were lucky in terms of the injury list, with defender Marquinhos being the only player in question. Bruno Kimaraes Rodríguez Moura and Alex Telles dealt with minor issues, but both players are expected to be fit with the rest of the squad. Brazil will once again look to number 10 Neymar to provide the spark in attack. Since making his World Cup debut in 2014, he has been directly involved in eight goals for Brazil, with six goals and two assists. Neymar has played a role in 42% of the 19 goals scored by his team in the last two editions of the tournament. The biggest concern for Serbia is Aleksandar Mitrovic's fitness as the Fulham striker has not played for nearly a month. Due to his lack of playing time, he may start on the bench despite his impressive goalscoring record on the international scene. Coach Dragan Stojkovic will not want to risk him because he is a very important player for them. If Mitrović is unable to play, Dusan Vlahović will make his World Cup debut after scoring the opener in his last three international goal-scoring matches.
Serbia vs Brazil
Brazil have only lost three matches since the last World Cup, with two defeats to Argentina. They have kept five clean sheets in their last seven matches. Brazil have scored 3 or more goals in six of their last seven matches. Brazil led at halftime in six of their last seven matches before winning the match. In Serbia's last nine matches, they have played only once with a team ranked higher than them in the FIFA rankings, losing that match 3-0 to Denmark. In the last three defeats to Serbia they failed to score. Brazil had won each of their previous two encounters with Serbia, including a 2-0 victory in the group stage of the last World Cup. The other win was a 1-0 win in an international friendly in 2014. Brazil have been dominant in their recent victories, winning by at least two goals in six of the last seven victories. Serbia, despite their good recent form, have not had the best defensive record after keeping only two clean sheets in their last eight matches.