2018 FIFA World Cup Group E

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Group E of the 2018 FIFA World Cup took place from 17 to 27 June 2018.[1] The group consisted of Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, and Serbia. The top two teams, Brazil and Switzerland, advanced to the round of 16.[2]

Teams[change | change source]

Draw position Team Pot Confederation Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
October 2017[nb 1] June 2018
E1  Brazil 1 CONMEBOL CONMEBOL Round Robin winners 28 March 2017 21st 2014 Winners (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002) 2
E2   Switzerland 2 UEFA UEFA Second Round winners 12 November 2017 11th 2014 Quarter-finals (1934, 1938, 1954) 11
E3  Costa Rica 3 CONCACAF CONCACAF Fifth Round runners-up 7 October 2017 5th 2014 Quarter-finals (2014) 22
E4  Serbia 4 UEFA UEFA Group D winners 9 October 2017 12th[nb 2] 2010 Fourth place (1930, 1962)[nb 3] 38
Notes
  1. The rankings of October 2017 were used for seeding for the final draw.
  2. This is the 2nd appearance of Serbia at the FIFA World Cup. However, FIFA considers Serbia as the successor team of Yugoslavia, who qualified on 8 occasions, and Serbia and Montenegro, who qualified on 2 occasions.
  3. Serbia's best result is group stage in 2010. However, FIFA considers Serbia as the successor team of Yugoslavia.

Standings[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Switzerland 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
3  Serbia 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
4  Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the round of 16:

  • The winners of Group E will advance to play the runners-up of Group F.
  • The runners-up of Group E will advance to play the winners of Group F.

Matches[change | change source]

All times listed are local time.[1]

Costa Rica vs Serbia[change | change source]

Costa Rica 0–1 Serbia
Report
Attendance: 41,432[3]
Costa Rica[4]
Serbia[4]
GK 1 Keylor Navas
SW 3 Giancarlo González
CB 2 Johnny Acosta
CB 6 Óscar Duarte
RWB 16 Cristian Gamboa
LWB 15 Francisco Calvo Yellow card 22'
CM 20 David Guzmán Yellow card 56' Substituted off 73'
CM 5 Celso Borges
RW 11 Johan Venegas Substituted off 60'
LW 10 Bryan Ruiz (c)
CF 21 Marco Ureña Substituted off 66'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Christian Bolaños Substituted in 60'
FW 12 Joel Campbell Substituted in 66'
MF 9 Daniel Colindres Substituted in 73'
Manager:
Óscar Ramírez
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GK 1 Vladimir Stojković
RB 6 Branislav Ivanović Yellow card 59'
CB 15 Nikola Milenković
CB 3 Duško Tošić
LB 11 Aleksandar Kolarov (c)
CM 21 Nemanja Matić
CM 4 Luka Milivojević
RW 10 Dušan Tadić Substituted off 83'
AM 20 Sergej Milinković-Savić
LW 22 Adem Ljajić Substituted off 70'
CF 9 Aleksandar Mitrović Substituted off 90'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Filip Kostić Substituted in 70'
DF 2 Antonio Rukavina Substituted in 83'
FW 8 Aleksandar Prijović Yellow card 90+8' Substituted in 90'
Manager:
Mladen Krstajić

Man of the Match:
Aleksandar Kolarov (Serbia)[5]

Assistant referees:[4]
Djibril Camara (Senegal)
El Hadji Samba (Senegal)
Fourth official:
Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)
Fifth official:
Tikhon Kalugin (Russia)
Video assistant referee:
Clément Turpin (France)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Paweł Gil (Poland)
Cyril Gringore (France)
Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)

Brazil vs Switzerland[change | change source]

Brazil 1–1  Switzerland
Report
Brazil[7]
Switzerland[7]
GK 1 Alisson
RB 14 Danilo
CB 2 Thiago Silva
CB 3 Miranda
LB 12 Marcelo (c)
CM 5 Casemiro Yellow card 47' Substituted off 60'
CM 15 Paulinho Substituted off 67'
RW 19 Willian
AM 11 Philippe Coutinho
LW 10 Neymar
CF 9 Gabriel Jesus Substituted off 79'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Fernandinho Substituted in 60'
MF 8 Renato Augusto Substituted in 67'
FW 20 Roberto Firmino Substituted in 79'
Manager:
Tite
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GK 1 Yann Sommer
RB 2 Stephan Lichtsteiner (c) Yellow card 31' Substituted off 87'
CB 22 Fabian Schär Yellow card 65'
CB 5 Manuel Akanji
LB 13 Ricardo Rodríguez
CM 11 Valon Behrami Yellow card 68' Substituted off 71'
CM 10 Granit Xhaka
RW 23 Xherdan Shaqiri
AM 15 Blerim Džemaili
LW 14 Steven Zuber
CF 9 Haris Seferović Substituted off 80'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Denis Zakaria Substituted in 71'
FW 7 Breel Embolo Substituted in 80'
DF 6 Michael Lang Substituted in 87'
Manager:
Vladimir Petković

Man of the Match:
Philippe Coutinho (Brazil)[8]

Assistant referees:[7]
Marvin Torrentera (Mexico)
Miguel Hernández (Mexico)
Fourth official:
John Pitti (Panama)
Fifth official:
Gabriel Victoria (Panama)
Video assistant referee:
Paolo Valeri (Italy)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Mauro Vigliano (Argentina)
Elenito Di Liberatore (Italy)
Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)

Brazil vs Costa Rica[change | change source]

Brazil 2–0 Costa Rica
Report
Brazil[10]
Costa Rica[10]
GK 1 Alisson
RB 22 Fagner
CB 2 Thiago Silva (c)
CB 3 Miranda
LB 12 Marcelo
CM 5 Casemiro
CM 15 Paulinho Substituted off 68'
RW 19 Willian Substituted off 46'
AM 11 Philippe Coutinho Yellow card 81'
LW 10 Neymar Yellow card 81'
CF 9 Gabriel Jesus Substituted off 90+3'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Douglas Costa Substituted in 46'
FW 20 Roberto Firmino Substituted in 68'
MF 17 Fernandinho Substituted in 90+3'
Manager:
Tite
BRA-CRC 2018-06-22.svg
GK 1 Keylor Navas
SW 2 Johnny Acosta Yellow card 84'
CB 3 Giancarlo González
CB 6 Óscar Duarte
RWB 16 Cristian Gamboa Substituted off 75'
LWB 8 Bryan Oviedo
CM 20 David Guzmán Substituted off 83'
CM 5 Celso Borges
RW 11 Johan Venegas
LW 10 Bryan Ruiz (c)
CF 21 Marco Ureña Substituted off 54'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Christian Bolaños Substituted in 54'
DF 15 Francisco Calvo Substituted in 75'
MF 17 Yeltsin Tejeda Substituted in 83'
Manager:
Óscar Ramírez

Man of the Match:
Philippe Coutinho (Brazil)[11]

Assistant referees:[10]
Sander van Roekel (Netherlands)
Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)
Fourth official:
Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Fifth official:
Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia)
Video assistant referee:
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
Joe Fletcher (Canada)
Mark Geiger (United States)

Serbia vs Switzerland[change | change source]

Serbia 1–2  Switzerland
Report
Serbia[13]
Switzerland[13]
GK 1 Vladimir Stojković
RB 6 Branislav Ivanović
CB 15 Nikola Milenković
CB 3 Duško Tošić
LB 11 Aleksandar Kolarov (c)
CM 21 Nemanja Matić Yellow card 45+2'
CM 4 Luka Milivojević Yellow card 39' Substituted off 81'
RW 10 Dušan Tadić
AM 20 Sergej Milinković-Savić Yellow card 34'
LW 17 Filip Kostić Substituted off 64'
CF 9 Aleksandar Mitrović Yellow card 87'
Substitutions:
MF 22 Adem Ljajić Substituted in 64'
FW 18 Nemanja Radonjić Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Mladen Krstajić
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GK 1 Yann Sommer
RB 2 Stephan Lichtsteiner (c)
CB 22 Fabian Schär
CB 5 Manuel Akanji
LB 13 Ricardo Rodríguez
CM 11 Valon Behrami
CM 10 Granit Xhaka
RW 23 Xherdan Shaqiri Yellow card 90+2'
AM 15 Blerim Džemaili Substituted off 73'
LW 14 Steven Zuber Substituted off 90+4'
CF 9 Haris Seferović Substituted off 46'
Substitutions:
FW 18 Mario Gavranović Substituted in 46'
FW 7 Breel Embolo Substituted in 73'
FW 19 Josip Drmić Substituted in 90+4'
Manager:
Vladimir Petković

Man of the Match:
Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)[14]

Assistant referees:[13]
Mark Borsch (Germany)
Stefan Lupp (Germany)
Fourth official:
Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
Fifth official:
Yaser Tulefat (Bahrain)
Video assistant referee:
Felix Zwayer (Germany)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Carlos Astroza (Chile)
Clément Turpin (France)

Serbia vs Brazil[change | change source]

Serbia 0–2 Brazil
Report
Attendance: 44,190[15]
Serbia[16]
Brazil[16]
GK 1 Vladimir Stojković
RB 2 Antonio Rukavina
CB 15 Nikola Milenković
CB 13 Miloš Veljković
LB 11 Aleksandar Kolarov (c)
CM 21 Nemanja Matić Yellow card 48'
CM 20 Sergej Milinković-Savić
RW 10 Dušan Tadić
AM 22 Adem Ljajić Yellow card 33' Substituted off 75'
LW 17 Filip Kostić Substituted off 82'
CF 9 Aleksandar Mitrović Yellow card 70' Substituted off 89'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Andrija Živković Substituted in 75'
FW 18 Nemanja Radonjić Substituted in 82'
FW 19 Luka Jović Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Mladen Krstajić
SRB-BRA 2018-06-27.svg
GK 1 Alisson
RB 22 Fagner
CB 2 Thiago Silva
CB 3 Miranda (c)
LB 12 Marcelo Substituted off 10'
CM 15 Paulinho Substituted off 66'
CM 5 Casemiro
RW 19 Willian
AM 11 Philippe Coutinho Substituted off 80'
LW 10 Neymar
CF 9 Gabriel Jesus
Substitutions:
DF 6 Filipe Luís Substituted in 10'
MF 17 Fernandinho Substituted in 66'
MF 8 Renato Augusto Substituted in 80'
Manager:
Tite

Man of the Match:
Paulinho (Brazil)[17]

Assistant referees:[16]
Reza Sokhandan (Iran)
Mohammadreza Mansouri (Iran)
Fourth official:
Jair Marrufo (United States)
Fifth official:
Anouar Hmila (Tunisia)
Video assistant referee:
Massimiliano Irrati (Italy)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Paweł Gil (Poland)
Paweł Sokolnicki (Poland)
Paolo Valeri (Italy)

Switzerland vs Costa Rica[change | change source]

Switzerland  2–2 Costa Rica
Report
Switzerland[19]
Costa Rica[19]
GK 1 Yann Sommer
RB 2 Stephan Lichtsteiner (c) Yellow card 37'
CB 22 Fabian Schär Yellow card 83'
CB 5 Manuel Akanji
LB 13 Ricardo Rodríguez
CM 11 Valon Behrami Substituted off 60'
CM 10 Granit Xhaka
RW 23 Xherdan Shaqiri Substituted off 81'
AM 15 Blerim Džemaili
LW 7 Breel Embolo
CF 18 Mario Gavranović Substituted off 69'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Denis Zakaria Yellow card 75' Substituted in 60'
FW 19 Josip Drmić Substituted in 69'
DF 6 Michael Lang Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Vladimir Petković
SUI-CRC 2018-06-27.svg
GK 1 Keylor Navas
SW 3 Giancarlo González
CB 2 Johnny Acosta
CB 19 Kendall Waston Yellow card 89'
RWB 16 Cristian Gamboa Yellow card 11' Substituted off 90+3'
LWB 8 Bryan Oviedo
CM 5 Celso Borges
CM 20 David Guzmán Substituted off 90+1'
RW 9 Daniel Colindres Substituted off 81'
LW 10 Bryan Ruiz (c)
CF 12 Joel Campbell Yellow card 29'
Substitutions:
MF 13 Rodney Wallace Substituted in 81'
MF 14 Randall Azofeifa Substituted in 90+1'
DF 4 Ian Smith Substituted in 90+3'
Manager:
Óscar Ramírez

Man of the Match:
Blerim Džemaili (Switzerland)[20]

Assistant referees:[19]
Nicolas Danos (France)
Cyril Gringore (France)
Fourth official:
Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)
Fifth official:
Bertrand Brial (New Caledonia)
Video assistant referee:
Felix Zwayer (Germany)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Mark Borsch (Germany)
Szymon Marciniak (Poland)

References[change | change source]

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