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  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]

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 YC 22'
CM 20 David Guzmán YC 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 YC 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 YC 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 YC 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) YC 31' Substituted off in the 87th minute 87'
CB 22 Fabian Schär YC 65'
CB 5 Manuel Akanji
LB 13 Ricardo Rodríguez
CM 11 Valon Behrami YC 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  2–0  Costa Rica Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 64,468[9]
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
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 in the 68th minute 68'
RW 19 Willian Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
AM 11 Philippe Coutinho YC 81'
LW 10 Neymar YC 81'
CF 9 Gabriel Jesus Substituted off in the 90+3rd minute 90+3'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Douglas Costa Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 20 Roberto Firmino Substituted on in the 68th minute 68'
MF 17 Fernandinho Substituted on in the 90+3rd minute 90+3'
Manager:
Tite
BRA-CRC 2018-06-22.svg
GK 1 Keylor Navas
SW 2 Johnny Acosta YC 84'
CB 3 Giancarlo González
CB 6 Óscar Duarte
RWB 16 Cristian Gamboa Substituted off in the 75th minute 75'
LWB 8 Bryan Oviedo
CM 20 David Guzmán Substituted off in the 83rd minute 83'
CM 5 Celso Borges
RW 11 Johan Venegas
LW 10 Bryan Ruiz (c)
CF 21 Marco Ureña Substituted off in the 54th minute 54'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Christian Bolaños Substituted on in the 54th minute 54'
DF 15 Francisco Calvo Substituted on in the 75th minute 75'
MF 17 Yeltsin Tejeda Substituted on in the 83rd minute 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]

22 June 2018 (2018-06-22)
20:00 KALT (UTC+2)
Serbia  1–2  Switzerland Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
Attendance: 33,167[12]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
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 YC 45+2'
CM 4 Luka Milivojević YC 39' Substituted off in the 81st minute 81'
RW 10 Dušan Tadić
AM 20 Sergej Milinković-Savić YC 34'
LW 17 Filip Kostić Substituted off in the 64th minute 64'
CF 9 Aleksandar Mitrović YC 87'
Substitutions:
MF 22 Adem Ljajić Substituted on in the 64th minute 64'
FW 18 Nemanja Radonjić Substituted on in the 81st minute 81'
Manager:
Mladen Krstajić
SRB-SUI 2018-06-22.svg
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 YC 90+2'
AM 15 Blerim Džemaili Substituted off in the 73rd minute 73'
LW 14 Steven Zuber Substituted off in the 90+4th minute 90+4'
CF 9 Haris Seferović Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
Substitutions:
FW 18 Mario Gavranović Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 7 Breel Embolo Substituted on in the 73rd minute 73'
FW 19 Josip Drmić Substituted on in the 90+4th minute 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]

27 June 2018 (2018-06-27)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Serbia  0–2  Brazil Otkritie Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 44,190[15]
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Report
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 YC 48'
CM 20 Sergej Milinković-Savić
RW 10 Dušan Tadić
AM 22 Adem Ljajić YC 33' Substituted off in the 75th minute 75'
LW 17 Filip Kostić Substituted off in the 82nd minute 82'
CF 9 Aleksandar Mitrović YC 70' Substituted off in the 89th minute 89'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Andrija Živković Substituted on in the 75th minute 75'
FW 18 Nemanja Radonjić Substituted on in the 82nd minute 82'
FW 19 Luka Jović Substituted on in the 89th minute 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 in the 10th minute 10'
CM 15 Paulinho Substituted off in the 66th minute 66'
CM 5 Casemiro
RW 19 Willian
AM 11 Philippe Coutinho Substituted off in the 80th minute 80'
LW 10 Neymar
CF 9 Gabriel Jesus
Substitutions:
DF 6 Filipe Luís Substituted on in the 10th minute 10'
MF 17 Fernandinho Substituted on in the 66th minute 66'
MF 8 Renato Augusto Substituted on in the 80th minute 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]

27 June 2018 (2018-06-27)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Switzerland  2–2  Costa Rica Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance: 43,319[18]
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
Report
Switzerland[19]
Costa Rica[19]
GK 1 Yann Sommer
RB 2 Stephan Lichtsteiner (c) YC 37'
CB 22 Fabian Schär YC 83'
CB 5 Manuel Akanji
LB 13 Ricardo Rodríguez
CM 11 Valon Behrami Substituted off in the 60th minute 60'
CM 10 Granit Xhaka
RW 23 Xherdan Shaqiri Substituted off in the 81st minute 81'
AM 15 Blerim Džemaili
LW 7 Breel Embolo
CF 18 Mario Gavranović Substituted off in the 69th minute 69'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Denis Zakaria YC 75' Substituted on in the 60th minute 60'
FW 19 Josip Drmić Substituted on in the 69th minute 69'
DF 6 Michael Lang Substituted on in the 81st minute 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 YC 89'
RWB 16 Cristian Gamboa YC 11' Substituted off in the 90+3rd minute 90+3'
LWB 8 Bryan Oviedo
CM 5 Celso Borges
CM 20 David Guzmán Substituted off in the 90+1st minute 90+1'
RW 9 Daniel Colindres Substituted off in the 81st minute 81'
LW 10 Bryan Ruiz (c)
CF 12 Joel Campbell YC 29'
Substitutions:
MF 13 Rodney Wallace Substituted on in the 81st minute 81'
MF 14 Randall Azofeifa Substituted on in the 90+1st minute 90+1'
DF 4 Ian Smith Substituted on in the 90+3rd minute 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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