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Brazil, Costa Rica raise eyebrows by playing in away kits

23 June, 2018, 02:34 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • FIFA World Cup 2018 Brazil's Neymar leaves practice with ankle pain

The result means Brazil have avoided the ignominy of equalling their longest winless run at the World Cup.

Gabriel Jesus will retain his spot up front when Brazil face Costa Rica in the World Cup tomorrow after Seleção coach Tite announced that he will field an unchanged side in Saint Petersburg.

Brazil defender Danilo has been ruled out of Friday's Group E game against Costa Rica with a thigh problem.

Oh, and Neymar was doing Neymar things.

Neymar, who had earlier seen a penalty shout overturned by a VAR review, spent three months sidelined with a metatarsal injury in the build-up to the World Cup and Brazil's opening game - a 1-1 draw with Switzerland - was his first competitive game since February.

Finally, Serbia takes on Switzerland in the last match of the day.

Lionel Messi's Argentina will be closely watching the 4pm kick-off between Nigeria and Iceland. Second, third and fourth place in Group D is super tight, with every team still alive, and now if Argentina can score a comfortable win in its final group stage match, it can likely advance.

The clock had ticked past 90 minutes when Marcelo crossed from the left and substitute Roberto Firmino headed the ball back across goal to Gabriel Jesus. Their results coming into Russian Federation weren't great and they were lucky not to lose by more than a goal to nil against Serbia on Sunday.

The Nigerians haven't impressed me much and their recent form of four defeats and one draw doesn't exactly fill me with confidence.

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