Bruno Guimaraes made his World Cup debut for Brazil in their 1-0 win over Fabian Schar’s Switzerland yesterday. The midfielder came on in the 58th minute for Manchester United’s Fred.
It was another Man United midfielder who clinched the win as Casemiro’s wonderful finish in the 83rd minute resigned the Swiss to defeat. Schar again was an unused substitute but he did swap jerseys with his Magpie teammate after the match.
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Brazil have qualified for the knockout stages while Switzerland face Serbia on Friday to stake their claim for the next phase. The Swiss advance with a win and can even get through with a draw if Brazil defeats Cameroon.
England have their final match this evening. They must avoid losing to Wales by four goals or more to advance. The USA must defeat Iran to continue in the tournament. A draw is likely enough for the Iranians to get through.
The Chronicle is reporting that Gareth Southgate will make at least two changes today. He’s named an unchanged eleven in the first two matches. However, there are murmurs that Kyle Walker and Jordan Henderson will be brought into the starting eleven.
The report suggests Jude Bellingham will make way for Henderson with Walker likely in for Kieran Trippier. With a trip to the next round all but guaranteed, not risking Trippier will be welcomed news for Newcastle fans.