Serbia vs Switzerland, Kick-Off Time: 11:30 PM (IST)
Serbia’s faith is in their hands, after emerging victorious against Costa Rica in their opening game, Serbia has the Opportunity to seal their qualification to the Round of 16, beat Switzerland and they’re through. The Swiss will be beaming with confidence after their impressive 1-1 draw against Brazil. We’re in for an exciting game in Kaliningrad.
Serbia scored a cracking free kick, Switzerland held the mighty Brazil to a draw.
Qualification to the Round of 16 beckons- who will rise to the occasion?
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It was Skipper Aleksandar Kolarov’s mind-boggling Free-Kick against Costa Rica that sealed a 1-0 win in their opening game but the scoreline didn’t tell the whole story. Serbia created a lot of chances and could’ve been 2 or 3 goals up but was denied by Real Madrid Goalkeeper and Costa Rica Captain Keylor Navas on multiple occasions. The Serbs will be looking to take their winning momentum to Kaliningrad and seal their spot in the Round of 16.
Switzerland’s defensive organization and Steven Zuber’s header resulted in a 1-1 draw against South American Giants, Brazil. Vladimir Petkovic will be hoping his side can do one better and beat Serbia.
Serbia: No Fitness issues for Mladen Krstajic and he has a full squad of 23 players to Choose from. Serbia will be counting on the experience of Manchester United Midfielder Nemanja Matic and Captain Aleksandar Kolarov to come good in this high-pressure game. A lot will be expected from Lazio Youngster Sergej Marinkovic-Savic who’s coming off a very good performance against Costa Rica.
Switzerland: The Swiss camp is still waiting on the fitness of Valon Behrami ( The Daily Telegraph). Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichsteiner will have to be at the top of their game to force any sort of a result.
Prediction: I’m going with a 1-1 Draw. Would certainly make things interesting in Group E.
Where to watch?
TV Channels (India) – Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 3 and Sony ESPN – 11:30 P.M IST
In addition, you can live stream all the Matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup from 14th June to 15th July only on the Official SonyLIV App and the SonyLIV Website.