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Group E - Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia - BRA & SWI advance


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Who will qualify from Group E?  

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  1. 1. Who will qualify from Group E?

    • Brazil
    • Switzerland
    • Costa Rica
    • Serbia


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Brazil

 

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Ederson (Manchester City), Cassio (Corinthians).

 

Defenders: Danilo (Manchester City), Fagner (Corinthians), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Thiago Silva, Marquinhos (both Paris St-Germain), Miranda (Inter Milan) Pedro Geromel (Gremio).

 

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Paulinho (Barcelona), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Willian (Chelsea), Douglas Costa (Juventus).

 

Forwards: Neymar (Paris St-Germain), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool).

 

Switzerland

 

Goalkeepers: Roman Burki (Borussia Dortmund), Yvon Mvogo (Leipzig), Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach).

 

Defenders: Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund), Johan Djourou (Antalyaspor), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach), Michael Lang (Basel), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), Jacques-Francois Moubandje (Toulouse), Ricardo Rodriguez (Milan), Fabian Schar (Deportivo La Coruna).

 

Midfielders: Valon Behrami (Udinese), Blerim Dzemaili (Bologna), Gelson Fernandes (Eintracht Frankfurt), Remo Freuler (Atalanta), Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Steven Zuber (1899 Hoffenheim), Denis Zakaria (Borussia Monchengladbach).

 

Forwards: Josip Drmic (Borussia Monchengladbach), Breel Embolo (Schalke), Mario Gavranovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Haris Seferovic (Benfica).

 

Costa Rica

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas (Real Madrid), Patrick Pemberton (Liga Deportiva Alajuelense), Leonel Moreira (CS Herediano).

 

Defenders: Cristian Gamboa (Celtic), Ian Smith (Santos de Guapiles), Ronald Matarrita (New York City), Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland), Oscar Duarte (Espanyol), Giancarlo Gonzalez (Bologna), Francisco Calvo (Minnesota United), Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps), Johnny Acosta (Rionegro Aguilas).

 

Midfielders: David Guzman (Portland Timbers), Yeltsin Tejeda (Lausanne-Sport), Celso Borges (Deportivo La Coruna), Randall Azofeifa (CS Herediano), Rodney Wallace (New York City), Bryan Ruiz (Sporting Lisbon), Daniel Colindres, Christian Bolanos (both Deportivo Saprissa).

 

Forwards: Johan Venegas (Deportivo Saprissa), Joel Campbell (Real Betis), Marco Urena (Los Angeles FC).

 

Serbia

 

Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan Belgrade), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Marko Dmitrovic (Eibar).

 

Defenders: Aleksandar Kolarov (Roma), Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit St Petersburg), Dusko Tosic (Guangzhou R&F), Antonio Rukavina (Villarreal), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Milan Rodic (Red Star Belgrade), Uros Spajic (Krasnodar), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina).

 

Midfielders: Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Marko Grujic (Liverpool), Adem Ljajic (Torino), Dusan Tadic (Southampton), Filip Kostic (Hamburg), Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica), Nemanja Radonjic (Red Star Belgrade).

 

Strikers: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United), Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK Salonika), Luka Jovic (Benfica).

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Really feels like an easy group for Brazil.

 

I don't know. I'm sure they'll qualify from the group but both Serbia and Switzerland are decent teams and Costa Rica made it to the QFs last time.

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Really feels like an easy group for Brazil.

 

I don't know. I'm sure they'll qualify from the group but both Serbia and Switzerland are decent teams and Costa Rica made it to the QFs last time.

 

This. I don't see us winning comfortably against any of the teams. Expecting us to having to get a result last day to make sure we qualify as top in this group.

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Brazil's attacking options are so much better than 4 years ago.

 

Neymar/Fred/Hulk/Oscar/Bernard vs Neymar/Jesus/Firmino/Coutinho/Douglas Costa

 

Plus the midfield is stronger and two top quality keepers. Only Dani Alves being injured weakens a position from last time.

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Guest firetotheworks

Even just at centre forward it's borderline miraculous like. They've gone from being forced to start a player as bad as Fred, to being in a position where they can have a player as great as Firmino on the bench.

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If those two 17 year olds Real Madrid have spent 100 million come anywhere close to justifying the price tags then they're pretty well set for the next decade.

 

I don't think Vinicius Jr will ever justify his pricetag, although I'm extremely intrigued by Rodrygo. The way he runs with the ball stuck to his feet is a bit Messi and Maradona-esque.  Scored a hattrick the other day in the league. Turned 17 in January. Ridiculously talented.

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By the way. What happened to that Brazilian Bernard guy? According to Wiki he just left Shakhtar on a free. Still only 25.

 

Is currently being linked with all and sundry across Europe.

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