Brazil, the pre-tournament favorites disappointed many when they could not gather all three points versus Switzerland, who to their credit played exceedingly well in the first match of 2018 FIFA World Cup in Group E. It was a lesson for Tite’s men that the all the good form in the warm-up games counts for nothing in the main tournament. They take on struggling Costa Rica who are bottom of the group after losing to Serbia in their opening game. There is a stark difference in the quality the two sides possess, but until the Brazilians show that on the pitch, nothing can be taken for granted. Below are the relevant details of Brazil vs Costa Rica live telecast, free live streaming online details in addition to start-time, venue details and their team standings in 2018 FIFA World Cup Group E points table. 2018 FIFA World Cup Schedule in IST, Free PDF Download: Fixtures, Groups, Time Table in Indian Time with Match Scores & Venue Details of Football WC in Russia.
Brazil must have taken quite a lot of positives from their opening fixture particularly in the final third where they created 21 chances. But it took a wonder strike from Philippe Coutinho to open up the scoring. Converting chances is something Tite must ask his men to work upon as it is that counts else all the hard work is left undone. Their defense, particularly the centre-back pairing of Miranda and Thiago Silva looks solid, and Marcelo’s overlapping runs are crucial to Brazil’s attacking play.
Neymar, fouled ten times in the game against Switzerland, is back to full fitness after limping out off one of the training sessions. He came under criticism from some quarters of media who accused him of showboating and selfish display in the first game. While it should not bother the world’s most expensive player, but he certainly needs to perform at the much higher level if Brazil are to get back to winning ways. The spotlight is most often than not on this young Brazilian striker which is something he thrives upon and was the reason for him leaving Barcelona, to come out Messi’s shadow. The World Cup is a perfect stage for him to earn himself a spot along with the greats. Brazil vs Costa Rica, 2018 FIFA World Cup Group E Match Preview: Start Time, Probable Lineup and Match Prediction.
Costa Rica are in dire straits and must thank their lucky stars not to lose by a bigger margin against Serbia in a game they were second best in every department. They are an ageing side and pace is one area they are dreadfully short in. Losing seven out of the last nine games is not the kind of form you would like to take in a match against the Selecao, but coach Oscar Ramires is convinced his side can turn around things if they stick together for one another. Brazil could be too hot to handle for Costa Rica and come the end of the match; they would become one of the sixteen teams going home after the group stage.
Brazil vs Costa Rica Football Match, Time and Schedule:
Get ready to catch the action unfold between Brazil and Costa Rica in the match number 24 of 2018 FIFA World Cup on June 22. The Group E clash is most certainly a mouth-watering treat for Selecao fans and supporters including in India. The kick-off time of Brazil vs Costa Rica is 5.30 pm IST, Friday at Saint Petersburg Stadium.
Brazil vs Costa Rica Football Match, Live Telecast in India available?
Brazil vs Costa Rica match of Group E will be telecast on Sony Ten 2/Sony Ten 2 HD (English), Sony Ten 3/Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi) and Sony ESPN (Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu) TV channels. Sony Pictures Networks holds the broadcast rights of 2018 FIFA World Cup in India.
Brazil vs Costa Rica Football Match, Free Live Streaming Online available in India
If you are not able to tune in to television for whatever reasons, you can also catch Brazil vs Costa Rica World Cup 2018 match with the live streaming option available on Sony Liv. You can also catch up on the live updates of the match on LatestLY here. Brazil vs Costa Rica in Group E of 2018 FIFA World Cup Points Table: Brazil is placed third in the points table while Costa Rica is at fourth in the team standings. Serbia and Switzerland are surprisingly top two teams in this Group’s points table at the end of first round matches.