A majority of the pre-match chat was dominated by Xherdan Shaqiri’s custom-Nike Mercurial boots that had a stitched Kosovo flag on the right heel, adding fuel to a highly tense political dispute between Serbia and their Southeastern European counterparts as the central narrative aside from the contest on Friday. Naturally,
World Cup favourites, Brazil kicked off their World Cup campaign against Switzerland, in a game that ended 1-1 with goals coming from Coutinho and Zuber in each half.
Brazil lined up as expected with Jesus leading the line ahead of Firmino and Coutinho slotting into midfield in a 4-3-3 system with
Group E of the 2018 World Cup comprises of Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland and Costa Rica. On paper, this is one of the more trickier groups to predict. While Brazil are obvious favourites to go through as leaders and might even go all the way in the tournament, it is quite