RUS vs BRA International Friendly Dream 11 Football Prediction Fantasy Team News
Russia vs Brazil
RUS vs BRA MATCH PREVIEW:
International Break, an unwanted one for football lovers for whom the intensity of club football is an unquenchable thirst, from Arsene Wenger to Alex Ferguson, all dreaded this intruded version of football.
But it's a necessity if we want to see top international teams look like players playing for their country rather than a bunch of mercenaries showing lack of enthusiasm because of lack of affinity between them.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup host Russia will put all their hard work against the biggest of teams as Brazil come to Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, also a venue where the WC Final will be played.
Though, it's just a friendly match, no doubt both the teams will be looking to get an upper hand as an international team and show the world that they are ready for the biggest tournament in the world.
Under Tite, Brazil sailed through the World Cup qualification, and are looking like a strong contender for the coveted prize. The Selecao will be without their superstar Neymar in this match, who is expected to be fit before the WC kicks off in June. But the five-time champions are not short of talent and possess enough talent to fill the void left by the former Barcelona player.
While Russia, they look like one of the weakest team amongst all the 32 who will be playing in the world cup. The host mainly has homegrown players in their ranks and the lack of experience may undo all their aspirations.
Match Timing: Today, March 23, 09:30 PM IST
Venue: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Recent wins (Last five matches)
Russia – W W D L D
Brazil – D D W W D
RUS vs BRA TEAM NEWS:
Stanislav Cherchesov will have to prepare in advance for the world cup as the trio of Aleksandr Kokorin, Giorgi Jikia and Viktor Vasin amongst the long-term absentee, and are expected to miss the football's showpiece event.
Akinfeev (GK); Smolnikov, Kutepov, Neustadter, Kudryashov, Kombarov, Samedov, Glushakov, Kuzyaev, Miranchuk, Smolov
Gabriel Jesus is expected to lead the attack, while the midfielders Philippe Coutinho, Paulinho, Willian and Douglas Costa could all be in the starting XI against Russia.
While Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has been a revelation since he joined the Etihad outfit in summer, but the Roma shot-stopper Alisson is favorite in this match.
Alex Sandro and Filipe Luis are both injured, so won't be included in the match.
Alisson (GK); Alves, Marquinhos, Miranda, Marcelo, Casemiro, Costa, Coutinho, Paulinho, Willian, Jesus
Russia- 1960 Continental winner as the Soviet Union
Brazil- Five times FIFA World Cup winner
Russia – Akinfeev, Samedov, Smolov
Brazil – Coutinho, Willian, Jesus
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Russia are hosts and that is their only advantage against the mighty Brazil who have superstars at every place in their starting XI.
We are expecting Brazil to win by a scoreline of 3-0 in this match.
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NOTE: THIS RUS VS BRA MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.