Serbia out to test Brazil’s resolve

Serbia out to test Brazil’s resolve
Nikola Milenkovic of Serbia (L) and Blerim Dzemaili of Switzerland in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group E preliminary round soccer match between Serbia and Switzerland in Kaliningrad, Russia, 22 June 2018.

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Jun 26, 2018. 15:30

Serbia are out to bag a win as they tackle Brazil in their last 2018 FIFA World Cup match in Group E on Wednesday night.

The Europeans will hope to secure their second win in the group to force their way into the Last 16, but they are aware it will not be easy.

Serbia opened their participation at the tournament with a 1-0 win over Costa Rica, but failed to continue with their winning run as they lost 2-1 to Switzerland.

On the log standings, they now sit third with three points from a win and their mission is to stun the 2014 hosts.

Coming to the Selecao, Brazil have had a lukewarm showing at the global tournament where they drew 1-1 against the Swiss in the first match.

However, they managed to bounce back and bagged a 2-0 win over Costa Rica last weekend to move to the top of the table with four points.

Meeting the Serbians presents a challenge and a stiff test for the South Americans as they have been questioned when it comes to consistency.

This will be the second meeting between the two teams. Brazil walked away as victors back in 2014 in a friendly.

The highly anticipated encounter will be staged at Otkrytiye Arena in Moscow at 20:00 (CAT) on Wednesday night.

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