This Thursday at the Lusail Stadium, Brazil will play Serbia, a formidable opponent, in a Group G matchup to kick off their FIFA World Cup campaign. Throughout the World Cup qualification campaign, Serbia has consistently performed above their weight, finishing ahead of Portugal at the top of their group.
The European team, which defeated Bahrain 5-1 last week, will face a much stronger opponent in this matchup. On their way to the World Cup, Brazil dominated the CONMEBOL qualification standings and has advanced in stature over the past year. The Selecao are one of the favorites to win the World Cup because they have one of the tournament’s most impressive teams.
Brazil will be determined to have the best World Cup start possible, and they have a great team at their disposal. The Selecao’s forward line, which includes Neymar, Rafinha, and Vinicius Junior, is likely to be potent in their first tournament game.
Over the past year, Serbia has pulled off a number of upsets, so they will need to play hard to keep their opponents at bay. However, Brazil should be able to win this match because they appear to be the superior team.
Prediction: Brazil 3-1 Serbia
Brazil has a perfect record against Serbia and has won both of their previous encounters with their European rivals. Brazil won easily by a score of 2-0 in their previous meeting, which took place in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup. Brazil is the only team to have qualified for each FIFA World Cup edition, and they are making their 22nd appearance.
At the FIFA World Cup, Brazil won 12 of their last 15 group games, going unbeaten in those contests. Brazil has won five World Cup trophies and a record 73 matches in the competition’s history. Serbia has qualified for four of the last five FIFA World Cups, with their only loss coming in 2014.
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