ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Team news and live streaming and television coverage for the 2018 World Cup Group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at Krestovsky Stadium on Friday.
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The good news for Brazil is that star forward Neymar is fit and starts in attack, following his injury scare after last Sunday’s game.
Neymar will join Philippe Coutinho, Willian and Gabriel Jesus in leading the attack.
Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez has revealed Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, will be closely marked during the game.
Ramirez said: “Maybe we will mark him with two men, we will see.”
However, coach Tite was forced to make one change to the side that drew 1-1 with Switzerland on Sunday because of an injury, as right-back Danilo misses out with a thigh problem.
The Manchester City defender has been replaced in the line-up by Corinthians’ Fagner.
Meanwhile, Costa Rica also made one change from the side that suffered a 1-0 loss to Serbia on Sunday.
Bryan Oviedo has been handed a starting place over Francisco Calvo in an attacking change.
Bryan Ruiz captains the team and will link up with Johan Venegas and Marco Urena in the attack.
Joel Campbell, Calvo and Yeltsin Tejeda are among the substitutes.
Costa Rica and Brazil have met twice at the World Cup and the Brazilians have won on both occasions.
The last time was in 2002 when Brazil won 5-0
Brazil: Alisson, Fagner, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marcelo, Casemiro, Paulinho, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar.
Costa Rica: Keylor Navas, Johnny Acosta, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Oscar Duarte, Bryan Oviedo, Cristian Gamboa, Celso Borges, David Guzman, Bryan Ruiz, Johan Venegas, Marco Urena.