After a tie against their match with Ecuador, Brazil has been unstoppable. Similarly, Serbia has been the black horse in the proverbial race. The Serbian team steamrolled through qualification matches. With six wins in the qualification matches and two draws, Serbia will not be a walk in the park for the Brazilian team.
While yes, Serbia had a decent run, it pales in comparison to Brazil's run during the qualification stage. Although the Brazilian team had a shaky start, once the engine started, Brazil was unstoppable for the remainder of the matches. Tite managed to lead his team to seven winning streaks. Will they continue to steamroll their game, or will the winning streak end in today's match?
Head to Head and History of Serbia and Brazil!
Brazil's players all play in top-level clubs all over the world. However, only a handful of Serbian players are a part of top-tier clubs. With Serbian players like Dusan and Fillip under the Juventus banner, by no means are they weak.
And as for the history, Brazil and Serbia butted heads twice, not including today's match. Also, the Brazilian team bagged the win in both of their matches against the Serbian squad. Their biggest win against Serbia was in 2018, and Brazil won 2-0.
However, that wasn't the first time they met; Brazil and Serbia played for the first time in 2014. And in that match, the Brazilian squad bagged the victory with one and nil.
Serbia vs Brazil match will kick off at 10:00 PM Qatar Local Time. And for some countries, the said game will start on November 25. But thankfully for Brazil, the match begins at 5:00 PM Brazilin Local Time. Likewise, when the game starts, it'll be 8:00 PM in Serbian Local Time. The last game for today will air by 7 PM in England Local Time.
Player Lineup: Serbia and Brazil!
Some of the players in the Brazilian team will be playing their last FIFA World Cup in 2022. But with many new players coming to the fold, here's the lineup for Brazil:
- Goalkeeper: Alisson
- Defenders: Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro, and Dani Alves.
- Midfielders: Casemiro, Lucas Paqueta, and Fabinho.
- Forwards: Neymar, Vini Jr. and Gabriel Jesus.
- Goalkeeper: Predrag Rajkovic
- Defenders: Strahinja Pavlovic, Nikola Milenkovic, Milos Veljkovic, and Stefan Mitrovic.
- Midfielders: Nemanja Maksimovic, Nemanja Gudelj, and Dusan Tadic.
- Forwards: Aleksandar Mitrovic, Luka Jovic, and Dusan Vlahovic.
Players to Watch: Brazil vs Serbian
Like many Brazil fans, they want to watch their team score a goal. So the young Vini and the veteran Neymar will likely take the stage. However, defenders like Thiago and Dani are likely to be the centre of attention.
Serbian supporters will watch how Luka and Dusan fair against Neymar and Vini. They do hold a massive burden while facing the Brazilian giants. Similarly, the backlines will have their hands full with Brazil's on-point offence.
Millions upon millions of football fans are on the Brazilian bandwagon. And as such, many fans put their money on Brazil bagging today's match. A whopping 68% of football lovers bet on the football giant. Likewise, around 19% of the watchers bet on a draw. And lastly, only 13% of people watching the game betting in Serbia's favour.