After the 1-1 draw against Switzerland should Brazil Friday (14h) in world cup-group E full to the bucket against Costa Rica. In the same group are to 20h, the Serbs and the Swiss, facing each other. Furthermore, in group D the match Nigeria-Iceland at 17h on the menu.
Top favourite Brazil and barcelona star Neymar, according to coach Tite still not “100 percent”, could in their opening match did not convince. After a great goal by Coutinho was the Seleçao a bit arrogant to play, allowing the Swiss Zuber the end succeeded. “The finishing was not good. That is the stress in the first match”, said Tite after. With the Costa Ricans get the Brazilians in the stadium of Saint Petersburg, a team in the close opposite. The team of Bryan Ruiz lost with the smallest difference of Serbia (1-0). Costa Rica could in ten duels have but one win from Brazil, 58 years ago, pulled the Costa Ricans with 3-0 at the longest end.
The party leader of Serbia looks on in Kaliningrad Switzerland in the eyes. Provided a victory, the Serbs already sure of qualification for the eighth finals. There is a lot of euphoria in the Swiss camp after the draw against the Brazilians. But losses against Serbia, it would be for the Swiss to be very difficult to make the group stage to survive.
In the Volgograd Arena play Nigeria and Iceland against each other on the second match day in group D. The Super Eagles went on the first day, no chance with 2-0 down against Croatia, while Iceland stuntte by 1-1 draw to play against the runner up at the worlds in Argentina. “We know that we have a winning need to get into the tournament to continue. We will also do everything for it,” said the Nigerian captain John Obi Mikel. The Icelanders are targeting a first world cup victory ever. In the same group takes on Argentina on Thursday (20h), against Croatia.
Same basiself for Brazil
The Brazilian coach Tite choose against Costa Rica for the same basiself that 1-1 gelijkspeelde against Switzerland in world cup group E. Also Neymar will be up to start the match. That has Tite announced on Thursday.
“We will start with the same team,” said Tite. Neymar was against Switzerland, a tap on the right ankle and slammed Monday and Tuesday, the training is about. The star of Paris Saint-Germain appeared Wednesday, however once again on the training ground. “Physically he has no problems”, concluded the Brazilian coach. “A player has the normal five matches needed to completely start to get in shape. He has that process accelerated. We should not have to worry about Neymar.”
“We want to win”, he went on. “It is a world cup. But the coach is not the health of a player in the game or be dishonest to win.”
The 57-year-old coach, who is known for his emphasis on the collective, denied that he Neymar asked would have to be individual aanvallersinstinct to bend to the team to better support.
“That is not true. That never happened,” he said. “All athletes have the responsibility to provide for the collective to play, but also individuals. I’m going to Neymar’s initiative, not his decline. He is a genius. We all need the team to help his potential, but at the same time, we need everyone’s individual characteristics to respect. I’m going to that no one take away.”
In march was the attacker under the knife for his broken (right)foot.
The coach also jumped into the breach for central defender Thiago Silva, who firmly criticized was during the last world cup in Brazil, but to captain was appointed for the match against Costa Rica.
“If everyone would take away that during the last world cup was criticized, then there would be no one still playing. We would not even have a national team. It doesn’t work in life and in football,” said Tite.
“There are a number of athletes who have the maturity and experience to the kapiteinschap, and Thiago is one of them”, he concluded.
Bryan Ruiz believes in victory
Bryan Ruiz, captain of Costa Rica, believes that his country Friday certainly has a chance against Brazil in the second match in group E. “We are not hopeless, on the contrary,” said the ex-attacker of AA Gent on Thursday during a press conference in Saint-Petersburg.
“The match of Friday is of crucial importance. We are highly motivated to do against Brazil to play,” said Ruiz. “Both teams will show that they are on to the next round want. We create by our narrow defeat against Serbia less of a chance to advance, but it is not impossible. With a draw or a victory, everything remains possible.”
But Brazil also has the three points needed. That does not mean, however, that Ruiz is beforehand won. “We are not hopeless. On the contrary, we believe in a victory,” said Ruiz. “We have 90 minutes to play well and do everything to make a good result out of the fire drag. And that can, because since the world cup in 2014, when we got to the semis pulled, we become better. We’ve never seen Brazil win a world cup, but this may be the first time. We are very motivated.”
Also coach Oscar Ramirez wants his team to victory, with a draw, he is not satisfied. “We are strong on stationary phases and should take advantage of this. Sometimes defend the Brazilians more than they attack,” said Ramirez. “They get the ball to the opponent than to conquer the ball and their chance to go on the counter-attack. We want Brazil to surprise, so we in our last match still has a chance to advance.”
Ramirez has also been a plan to take Neymar to stop. The Brazilian star got against Switzerland, a tap on the right ankle and slammed Monday and Tuesday, the training is about, but it appeared Wednesday, however once again on the training ground and hit ready for the match against Costa Rica. “We have seen how the Swiss wanted him to line plugging. That was pretty aggressive,” said Ramirez. “To each his strategy, but we might go two players on him.”