Serbia v Brazil: Preview, confirmed teams and radio commentary

first_img 3 Brazil will seal a place in the knockout rounds if they avoid defeat against Serbia in their final Group E game.Late strikes by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar rescued victory against Costa Rica last time out, and mean Serbia will probably have to beat the five-time champions if they are to progress themselves. This is the fourth game to be played at Spartak Stadium at this World Cup The Serbs took the lead against Switzerland in their last game but fell to goals from Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri, leaving their tournament future in the balance.A draw against Brazil could be enough to see them through, but they would have to rely on Costa Rica upsetting the odds and beating Switzerland in today’s other Group E game. Full match preview here.When is Serbia vs Brazil?The match will take place on Wednesday, June 27 and kicks off at 7pm UK time.Moscow’s 44,000-seater Spartak Stadium will host the clash. 3 Coutinho’s late strike against Costa Rica was a huge relief for Brazil as they finally broke the deadlock How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of all the action as it happens on talkSPORT.Who are the key players?The subject of constant links to Manchester United and Juventus this summer, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has yet to prove himself on the biggest stage this summer. A genuine goal threat and a huge physical presence in the middle of the park, the 23-year-old will look to justify his rumoured £100million price tag and lead Serbia to the second round for the first time as an independent nation.With goals in both Brazil’s first two games, Philippe Coutinho is stepping forward as the Selecao’s key man at this World Cup, providing the big moments when they need them most. His stunning strike against Switzerland was only enough to earn a draw, but against Costa Rica he popped up in the 91st minute to grab a crucial breakthrough.Confirmed teamsSerbia XI: Stoikovic, Rukavina, Kolarov, Veljkovic, Milenkovic, Tadic, Kostic, Sergej, Matic, Ljajic, MitrovicBrazil XI: Becker, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo, Fagner, Casemiro, Coutinho, Paulinho, Willian, Neymar, Jesus, NeymarHow is Group E shaping up ahead of the match? 3 talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more