2018 FIFA World Cup Group E

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Group E of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from 17 to 27 June 2018.[1] The group consists of Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, and Serbia. The top two teams will advance 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  Serbia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3 Advance to knockout stage
2  Brazil 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1[a]
3  Switzerland 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1[a]
4  Costa Rica 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0
Updated to match(es) played on 17 June 2018. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Fair play points: Brazil −1, Switzerland −3.

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]

17 June 2018 (2018-06-17)
16:00 SAMT (UTC+4)
Costa Rica  0–1  Serbia Cosmos Arena, Samara
Attendance: 41,432[3]
Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)
Report
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 Booked in the 22nd minute 22'
CM 20 David Guzmán Booked in the 56th minute 56' Substituted off in the 73rd minute 73'
CM 5 Celso Borges
RW 11 Johan Venegas Substituted off in the 60th minute 60'
LW 10 Bryan Ruiz (c)
CF 21 Marco Ureña Substituted off in the 66th minute 66'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Christian Bolaños Substituted on in the 60th minute 60'
FW 12 Joel Campbell Substituted on in the 66th minute 66'
MF 9 Daniel Colindres Substituted on in the 73rd minute 73'
Manager:
Óscar Ramírez
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GK 1 Vladimir Stojković
RB 6 Branislav Ivanović Booked in the 59th minute 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 in the 83rd minute 83'
AM 20 Sergej Milinković-Savić
LW 22 Adem Ljajić Substituted off in the 70th minute 70'
CF 9 Aleksandar Mitrović Substituted off in the 90th minute 90'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Filip Kostić Substituted on in the 70th minute 70'
DF 2 Antonio Rukavina Substituted on in the 83rd minute 83'
FW 8 Aleksandar Prijović Booked in the 90+8th minute 90+8' Substituted on in the 90th minute 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]

17 June 2018 (2018-06-17)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Brazil  1–1  Switzerland Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
Attendance: 43,109[6]
Referee: César Arturo Ramos (Mexico)
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 Booked in the 47th minute 47' Substituted off in the 60th minute 60'
CM 15 Paulinho Substituted off in the 67th minute 67'
RW 19 Willian
AM 11 Philippe Coutinho
LW 10 Neymar
CF 9 Gabriel Jesus Substituted off in the 79th minute 79'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Fernandinho Substituted on in the 60th minute 60'
MF 8 Renato Augusto Substituted on in the 67th minute 67'
FW 20 Roberto Firmino Substituted on in the 79th minute 79'
Manager:
Tite
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GK 1 Yann Sommer
RB 2 Stephan Lichtsteiner (c) Booked in the 31st minute 31' Substituted off in the 87th minute 87'
CB 22 Fabian Schär Booked in the 65th minute 65'
CB 5 Manuel Akanji
LB 13 Ricardo Rodríguez
CM 11 Valon Behrami Booked in the 68th minute 68' Substituted off in the 71st minute 71'
CM 10 Granit Xhaka
RW 23 Xherdan Shaqiri
AM 15 Blerim Džemaili
LW 14 Steven Zuber
CF 9 Haris Seferović Substituted off in the 80th minute 80'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Denis Zakaria Substituted on in the 71st minute 71'
FW 7 Breel Embolo Substituted on in the 80th minute 80'
DF 6 Michael Lang Substituted on in the 87th minute 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]

22 June 2018 (2018-06-22)
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Brazil  Match 25  Costa Rica Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Report

Serbia vs Switzerland[change | change source]

22 June 2018 (2018-06-22)
20:00 KALT (UTC+2)
Serbia  Match 26  Switzerland Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
Report

Serbia vs Brazil[change | change source]

27 June 2018 (2018-06-27)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Serbia  Match 41  Brazil Otkritie Arena, Moscow
Report

Switzerland vs Costa Rica[change | change source]

27 June 2018 (2018-06-27)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Switzerland  Match 42  Costa Rica Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Report

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 – Match Schedule" (PDF). FIFA.com. 20 December 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2017. 
  2. "Regulations – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia" (PDF). FIFA.com. 
  3. "Match report – Group E – Costa Rica-Serbia" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Tactical Line-up – Group E – Costa Rica-Serbia" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018. 
  5. "Costa Rica v Serbia – Man of the Match". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018. 
  6. "Match report – Group E – Brazil-Switzerland" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Tactical Line-up – Group E – Brazil-Switzerland" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018. 
  8. "Brazil v Switzerland – Man of the Match". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018. 

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