In this article, Follow your Sport brings you a preview of the World Cup clash between two giants of modern day football: Brazil and Mexico. We’ll be providing you with the Probable XIs, the latest team news and the Top Funtasy11 picks ahead of the match in Samara.
Brazil: Alisson; Fagner, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Casemiro, Paulinho; Willian, Philippe Coutinho, Neymar, Gabriel Jesus
Mexico: Ochoa; Layun, Ayala, Salcedo, Gallardo; Herrera, Dos Santos, Guardado; Vela, Hernandez, Lozano.
Brazil: Brazil are in a fix after attacking full-back Marcelo was forced off injured in their last encounter against Serbia. However, he has recovered and has been declared ‘fit to play’ by the Brazilian team physio. Another injury concern would be Danilo, who sat out the last group stage match after picking up an injury on his thigh. However, Substitute Fagner impressing in the last match is expected to start again today.
Mexico: El tri have concerns of their own, heading into the contest. Picking up two successive yellow cards in Russia, key man Hector Moreno would be out and Hugo Ayala would be expected to take his place on the field. Mexico have never found the net against Brazil and head coach Juan Carlos Osoria would be looking to put an end to that streak tonight.
Top Funtasy Picks
Neymar: Easily one of the best players in the world right now, Neymar has so far had an average tournament as per his goal scoring standards. Keep an eye out for him as he looks to find the back of the net for Brazil.
Javier Hernandez: Having already scored once in Russia, Chicharito would be hoping to increase that tally as he takes to the field tonight.
Philippe Coutinho: The top scorer for Brazil at the World Cup 2018, don’t expect another firepower to stay down in the form of Coutinho.