Serbia will be at the mercy of Brazil when the two sides lock horn in their final encounter of Group E in the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 27th June at the Otkritie Arena. It won’t be wrong to term Serbia the second home side, as the locals are expected to turn up in huge numbers to support their friendly neighbours.
The Group E well might leave Serbia in with a chance of making it through to the round of 16 if they manage to grab a point against the Brazilians. Barring Brazil, the other three sides, Costa Rica, Serbia, and Switzerland, will all fancy their chances of making it through to the knockouts and it well might come down to who gets the better of Brazil.
Brazil, on the other hand, will look to end their group stage on a high and well might come out all guns firing.
The importance of a high-stakes FIFA World Cup game for football fans can only be understood by another football fan. The thousands of people thronging the stadium with a flag painted on their face or held in their hands will contribute a minority of the massive crowd who’ll be having their eyes glued to every single action from the game.
With Serbia’s defence coming good of late, a Brazilian challenge only promises an even more enticing contest. To ensure no fan misses out on any of that pulsating footballing action, we’ve got this match guide prepared that will help all the fans stay ahead for the 2018 FIFA World Cup of their busy schedule.
How to watch Live Online
The ouster of USA has dealt a massive blow to FOX Sports’ extensive football coverage. However, Brazil has become their main focus now, and their matches will be key for them. Fox Sports will be streaming the entire match on its official website via the channel dedicated entirely to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Serbian fans will get their streaming channel on RTS’ official website. The next big thing for all football fans will be beIN Sports, who’ll stream the match live on both its website as well as the app. For the Subcontinent fans, a stream will be available on an app and website as well provided by Sony LIV.
Brazil vs Serbia Live Streaming
The other official broadcasting stakeholders, BBC, ITV, Canal+, DirecTV, Perviy Kanal, Mediaset, Sky, Optus Sports, Kwese Sports, and SuperSport are all going to have a link ready before the kick-off on their respective websites for their is bunch of viewers.
There are going to be a handful of nations where fans won’t have any official live stream channel available to them. For all of them, VPN gateways like ExpressVPN, NordVPN, and IPVanish are the best options. They provide access to almost all the channels listed above with minimum fuss.
More games and streaming guide
Switzerland vs Costa Rica match on 27th June 2018
Iceland vs Croatia game on 26th June 2018
The final Group E game between Brazil and Serbia is scheduled to kick-off on 27th June 2018, 21:00 local time at the Otkritie Arena. It will be the last of four games scheduled to be played at the Otkritie Arena. The stadium situated in the capital city will also be hosting a round of 16 games. The stadium has a seating capacity of over 45,000 and has been hosting the home matches for Spartak Moscow.
There were hardly any major surprises when Brazil head coach announced his preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Neymar’s inclusion made that news a happy one for the Brazilian fans despite the exclusion of a couple of key names. Serbia are yet to make the 23-man squad announcement officially, but the familiar names are already set to feature for the national side. Here is how the playing XIs may look like for both the sides on 27th June.
Find details about World cup confirmed Squad list here.
Brazil Probable XI
Ederson (GK); Danilo, Marcelo, Marquinhos, Filipe Luis; Coutinho, Paulinho, Willian; Firmino, Neymar, Jesus
Serbia Probable XI
Stojkovic (GK); Branislav Ivanovic, Kolarov, Rukavina, Stefan Mitrovic; Matic, Tadic, Milivojevic, Ljajic, Tosic; Aleksander Mitrovic
Matches Played: 01
Official TV Channels
Like the majority of American nations, the game will be broadcasted live on FOX Sports in Brazil. In Serbia, the onus will be on RTS to bring all the live action from this one to the local fans. Elsewhere, all the official broadcasters, with Brazil being a top side, will broadcast the match on their premium channels with the other game between Switzerland and Costa Rica most likely to move to their backup channels.
By any means, match will be broadcasted by FOX Sports in the entire America, DirecTV in the Caribbean, Sky Pacific in the Oceanic countries, BBC and ITV in the UK, Mediaset in Spain and Italy, beIN Sports in Middle East and North Africa along with France, Sony ESPN in the Asian Subcontinent, and on Kwese Sports, Canal+, and SuperSport in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The broadcast will most likely commence with an in-depth preview show an hour or two before the kick-off.
Serbia’s desperation to make the most of their final group game might prove to be a tough ask for the Brazilians. However, the Serbians will have to keep enough calm heads and fight the onset of desperation if they are to make something out of this one.
The final word, beyond all doubts, will, however, be written only by Brazil’s attack. If they falter, Serbia is undoubtedly walking home as winners. If they stay anywhere near being at their level, Serbia will have to see all their happy hopes get shattered. Keeping Neymar’s dedication for his national side, our FINA prediction reads Brazil 2-0 Serbia.