How to Watch Brazil vs Costa Rica

Bessie Dean
June 22, 2018

However, he has been passed fit to play and starts the game, with Tite only making one change from the team that drew 1-1 with Switzerland.

Even before his latest injury scare, there were doubts over Neymar's match fitness after a broken bone in his foot ended his club season with Paris Saint-Germain in February.

"We want to win but the coach is not going to play around with a player's health, the price would be too high to pay".

Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez could task two of his players with man-marking Brazil playmaker Neymar when the teams clash in St Petersburg on Friday, but said his side would not try to foul the forward out of the game.

Here are the names of players who can be part of Brazil team today. "I wouldn't like to use rough tactics, I think there are ways to perform and the boys are clear how we need to play", said Ramirez.

"Absolutely not. The information you got is not true", Tite responded to a Brazilian journalist.

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A few moments later he finally chose to leave, kicking a ball away with his left foot before limping away beside the team doctor. He had been playing keep-away with a few other players when he started showing signs of discomfort in his ankle.

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"All the players have the responsibility of playing for the collective and also being individuals, some with some specific characteristics". In the last third of the pitch, you have to create possibilities for the finish.

Serbia beat Costa Rica 1-0 in their opening game, and face the Swiss on Friday evening.

Switzerland's equaliser was only the sixth goal Brazil conceded in 22 games under Tite, while Neymar struggled to perform at his best.

"We all have to work as a team, but we have to respect the characteristics".

Thiago Silva will captain Brazil as Tite continues to rotate who wears the armband among a group of senior players. They need to draw at least, to survive in the tournament. He said in the pre-match presser.

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