Serbia vs Switzerland
Venue: Kaliningrad Stadium
Kick off: 7pm
Serbia will be looking to secure their place in the last 16 of the World Cup when they face Switzerland in Group E this evening.
Serbia have never reached the knockout rounds of a World Cup, but they have the chance to do so if they can beat Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium.
Serbia beat Costa Rica in their opening game to top the group but Switzerland will have more positives than negatives to focus on after holding Brazil to a 1-1 draw.
Switzerland head coach Vladimir Petkovic said: “The first (match) is always the most difficult match because when you come to the first match you don’t really know how the team is feeling, if they are in top form or not.
“We are going to be able to confirm this avenue that we are on, that we are on the right track. On the second match, you either have more certainty or more doubts. For us the second match is going to give us more certainty.
“We are going to be able to confirm this avenue that we are on, that we are on the right track.”
Petkovic thinks the game will be decided by the pace adopted by both teams.
“We can’t just play physically. We also have to run more than our opponent and that’s what we did against Brazil,” he said. “We have to play our good football. We want to try to keep up the pace for 90 minutes.”