Serbia vs Brazil
Venue: Otkrytie Arena
Kick off: 7pm
Brazil are on the verge of the World Cup last 16, requiring a win or draw against Serbia to see them through this evening.
Tite’s men left it late to beat Costa Rica on Friday, as Philippe Coutinho and Neymar came to the rescue to send Brazil to the top of Group E.
Coach Tite said Brazil will not be changing their approach which helped them win their previous game, while refusing to place too much pressure on the shoulders of captain Neymar.
“What is maintaining your game plan? It’s when you score a goal in the 91st minute by playing with the style the team has been playing since the start of the game. I was very happy with the way we reacted emotionally in the second half,” he said.
“We are not placing an excessive responsibility on Neymar’s shoulders for success or failure,” he said. “It’s the whole team which wins or loses.”
Serbia can also still qualify for the knockout rounds despite losing late on to Switzerland in their last game and a draw against Brazil could see them through if Switzerland lose to Costa Rica by two or more goals.
Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic said: “We have no fear of Brazil, but we have to be patient, disciplined and play as a team. We have to satisfy the Serbian nation.
“We have nothing to lose but if we are not ready to give our all, then we will have lost… You may lose, but you must not shirk your responsibility.”