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Brazil vs. Costa Rica, World Cup: Confirmed lineups; how to watch

Brazil look to get their World Cup campaign back on track

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Brazil Training and Press Conference Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

There is a lot of soul-searching going on in Argentina this morning following their 3-0 capitulation against Croatia last night. While the Albiceleste aren’t completely out of the Cup, they are on the outside looking in at the moment.

For Brazil to avoid a similar fate, they’ll have to put the struggles of the first game behind them, a 1-1 draw with Switzerland, and concentrate on putting the minnows of the group, Costa Rica to the proverbial sword. Group leaders Serbia and Switzerland play in today’s late game, so Brazil are free and clear to hammer the Ticos.

Willian, as usual starts.

Brazil starting lineup (4-3-3):
Alisson | Marcelo, Miranda, Thiago Silva, Fagner | Philippe Coutinho, Casemiro, Paulinho | Neymar, Gabriel Jesus , Wilian

Substitutes from: rest of the squad

Costa Rice starting lineup (3-4-3):
Navas | Acosta, Gonzalez, Duarte | Oviedo, Guzman, Borges, Gamboa | Venegas, Urena, Ruiz

Substitutes from: rest of the squad

Date / Time: Friday, June 22, 2018, 13:00 BST; 8am EDT
Venue: Zenit Arena, St. Petersburg
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
On TV: ITV 1 (UK); Fox Sports 1, Telemundo (USA); elsewhere
Streaming online: ITV Hub (UK); FOX Sports Go, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo; Sling World Cup (USA)

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