It will be more about closing in on the knockout stages when Brazil gets set to take on Costa Rica in their second group game of 2018 FIFA World Cup on 22nd June 2018 at the Krestovsky Stadium. PSG boss has recently confirmed Neymar’s return in the next two-three weeks which will only bolster their side’s strength that has seen the uprising of Gabriel Jesus up front in the recent friendlies. A defeat in this game for Costa Rica will make their path to the knockout stages more difficult. Switzerland, Serbia, and Costa Rica will all be fighting for that second knockout spot which will be equally up for grabs for all the three sides. However, getting the point out of this one will be all that Costa Rica must be hoping for.
Brazil 2 Costa Rica 0
The prospect of Neymar’s return has only turned a few more fans’ interests for this game. They’ll be eager to watch a full-strength Brazil chase the 2018 FIFA World Cup title in Russia. No football fan likes missing out on any action of the Canaries at the World Cup as they’re always amongst the contender irrespective of their form and lineups. Their attacking football has always been the highlight of every World Cup and this year too their show is expected to continue. To prepare you well before time for this one, we’ve got everything from schedule to live stream info covered for you.
Teams: Brazil vs Costa Rica
When: June 22, 2018
Where: Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Competition type: FIFA World Cup
Kickoff time: 5.30 pm IST and 15:00 (UTC/GMT+3, local time)
How to watch Brazil vs Costa Rica match online
This match will be an important one for FOX Sports who will be providing the live stream to most of the American countries. The most number of viewers live streaming Brazil vs Costa Rica will however expectedly live stream the game on beIN Sports, the channel that will provide the official live stream to the MENA Countries and a few other countries in Europe. Another important live stream will be the one on Sony LIV, Sony’s official app, that will reach to all the Asian Subcontinent fans, who’d love to see Neymar play.
Brazil vs Costa Rica Live Stream
All the fans from Caribbean countries will be able to live stream the match on DirecTV. A cheerful lot of Costa Rica fans will be able to live stream their national side taking on Brazil on Sky’s official website. Fans from the UK will have to visit either BBC’s or ITV’s website to live stream the match on their choice of device. Fans from countries where no official live stream is available can easily access any of the aforementioned live streams through VPN Gateways. Sticky Bundles like fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, and Sling TV are also proving to be a great option for fans who wish to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup without cable.
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Brazil will take on Costa Rica in another Group E game at the Krestovsky Stadium on 22nd June 2018 with a scheduled kick-off at 15:00 local time. It will be the first of three games on 22nd June followed by Nigeria vs Iceland and Switzerland vs Serbia. The Krestovsky Stadium is one of the largest covered field stadiums in the world with a seating capacity of over 66,000. Also known as the Zenit Arena or Saint-Petersburg Stadium, the Krestovsky Stadium serves as the home stadium to Russian Premier League side, Zenit St. Petersburg.
Costa Rica will have very little chances with their limited number of star players against a formidable Brazilian squad that will be at its full strength with the return of Neymar. Gabriel Jesus, Coutinho, and Paulinho displayed some astonishing skills up front against Germany and Russia that has only added to their strength. Defensively too, Brazil looked rock solid managing to keep a clean sheet in both their games. Here is how both sides may lineup against each other in this crucial encounter.
Brazil Probable XI
Ederson (GK); Dani Alves, Marcelo, Marquinhos, David Luiz; Coutinho, Paulinho, Willian; Firmino, Neymar, Jesus
Costa Rica Probable XI
Keylor Navas (GK); González, Acosta, Gamboa, Oviedo; Borges, Ruiz, González; Campbell, Urena, Venegas
Matches Played: 10
Costa Rica: 01
The official broadcast of Brazil vs Costa Rica game will begin two hours before the kick-off as the preview show will cover up all the three games scheduled for 22nd June. The Brazilian fans can watch the match on FOX Sports Live, and the fans from Costa Rica will have to tune into Sky for watching the match live. Along with Brazilian fans, other American fans can also catch all the action on FOX Sports.
All the Neymar fans out there in Asian Subcontinent will need to tune into Sony ESPN to catch him in action against Costa Rica. Fans from the MENA countries, along with a few European countries including France, will be able to watch the match live on beIN Sports. DirecTV will be broadcasting the match live for all the fans from the Caribbean. BBC and ITV will cover the game for the entire United Kingdom.
United Kingdom: ITV 1
United States: FOX Sports 1 USA
Brasil: Globo; SporTV; FOX Sports 1 Brasil
Canada: TSN 1;3;4;5
The odds are all in favor of Brazil without much of an upset expected. Costa Rica too must be aware of their superior opponents and will be looking to maximize as much as they can against possibly their strongest opponent in the group. However, the most they can expect is a draw, and that too will be nothing short of an upset. Our final prediction for this one is Brazil 3-0 Costa Rica.