Brazil defeated Serbia 2-0 in their World Cup opener as Richarlison’s second-half goals, including a spectacular bicycle kick, propelled the five-time champions to the top of Group G.
The Tottenham Hotspur striker has been in fine form this year wearing Brazil’s golden yellow kit and opened the scoring with an easy tap before doubling the lead with his acrobatic effort.
Siwtzerland, meanwhile, took a hard-fought victory over Cameroon in their opening game and has quite a record against the Seleção, so won’t be impressed next game against the tournament favourites.
Whoever wins this clash can take control of the group, with Serbia and Cameroon still looking for their first points.
When is the game?
The match between Brazil and Switzerland will take place on Monday, November 29 at 4pm UK time (7pm in Qatar and 11am EST).
Where will it take place?
The match will be played at Stadium 947 in Doha. The 44,000-seat arena opened last November. Made from discarded shipping containers, it will be dismantled after the World Cup ends, making it the first temporary stadium in the competition’s history.
What TV channel is it on?
The match will be broadcast live on ITV. You can also stream it on ITVX.
What’s the latest news?
Brazil coach Tite is hoping Neymar will be fit to continue in the World Cup after suffering an ankle injury in their first 2-0 win over Serbia.
Richarlison scored both goals, the second a sublime leaping volley, but that was overshadowed by Neymar hobbling late and emotionally appearing on the bench.
The attacker has struggled with ankle problems in the past, but Tite does not believe the problem is serious. Speaking at a press conference, he said: “We are confident that Neymar will continue to play at the World Cup.”
Brazilian doctor Rodrigo Lasmar added: “We have to wait 24-48 hours for a better assessment. We have not scheduled an MRI and tomorrow we have another assessment.”
Defender Danilo also suffered an ankle problem and stumbled through the final minutes. Neymar was on the pitch for 11 minutes from injury before being substituted.
When asked why he hadn’t made the decision sooner, Tite said: “I didn’t see Neymar injured. The ability he has to overcome it, it deceived me. I only saw it now when I watched the video.”
What do they say?
After the opening win against Cameroon, Swiss coach Murat Yakin praised a mature performance by his team.
West African native Breel Embolo scored the only goal when he headed in a low cross from Xherdan Shaqiri.
Yakin said: “Of course you need patience. It was a mature performance. Of course there is some uncertainty in a World Cup, not everything can go right from the start, but I’m happy with the possession, with how we came on.” it converted.
“Maybe 1-0 or 2-0 is not enough for my taste. Maybe we could have scored more goals, but all in all we showed a mature performance from our team.”
Head to head record
The two teams have played nine times in history, with Brazil winning four, Switzerland twice and drawing four. Their last meeting, at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, ended in a 1-1 draw.
Brazil to win 4/9
Switzerland to win 7/1