June 25, 2018 / 3:03 PM / in 4 months

Soccer-Factbox-Serbia v Brazil

    MOSCOW, June 25 (Reuters) - Brazil play Serbia in a World
Cup Group E match in Moscow on Wednesday.
    
    Where: Spartak Stadium
    
    Capacity: 45,000
    
    When: Wednesday June 27, 2100 local (1800 GMT/1400 ET) 
    
    Referee: To be announced
    
    Key stats: 
    * A win or draw for Brazil will guarantee their progress
into the qualifying stages.
    * Serbia will qualify if they beat Brazil, but a draw could
see them through if the Swiss are beaten by Costa Rica by more
than one goal.
    * The winners of Group E will go to Samara to face the
runners-up in Group F, a place that could be occupied by either
Germany, Mexico, Sweden or South Korea. 
    * Second-place in Group E will play the winner of Group F in
St Petersburg.
    * Serbia have six players on one yellow card, while Brazil
have Casemiro, Neymar and Philippe Coutinho on yellows.
    
                Pl   W    D    L   GF   GA   +/-  Pts
 Brazil         2    1    1    0   3    1    2    4
 Switzerland    2    1    1    0   3    2    1    4
 Serbia         2    1    0    1   2    2    0    3
 Costa Rica     2    0    0    2   0    3    -3   0
   
    Previous meetings:
    Brazil and Serbia have met only once before, with Brazil
winning in a friendly in Sao Paulo on the eve of the 2014 World
Cup by a single goal.
    However, Brazil faced Yugoslavia 18 times, winning nine and
losing only twice. Those two defeats came in 1930 and 1934.

 (Reporting by Andrew Downie
Editing by Hugh Lawson)
  
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