Manchester City full-back Danilo will miss Brazil's Group E tie with Costa Rica on Friday in the wake of maintaining a thigh strain amid preparing.

The 26-year-old will be supplanted by Corinthians ideal back Fagner. In the interim, Neymar is required to begin in spite of stumbling out of an instructional course on Tuesday.

The Paris St-Germain forward, who broke a bone in his right foot in February, felt torment in his right lower leg however participated in another session on Wednesday.

Costa Rica will hope to imitate Switzerland's endeavours against Tite's side, who needed to agree to a point. Los Ticos currently confront a tough undertaking to advance in the wake of losing 1-0 to Serbia.


1 Alisson (Goalkeeper)
22 Fagner (Defender)
2 Thiago Silva (Defender)
3 João Miranda (Defender)
12 Marcelo (Defender)
15 Paulinho (Midfielder)
5 Casemiro (Midfielder)
11 Philippe Coutinho (Midfielder)
19 Willian (Forward)
9 Gabriel Jesus (Forward)
,10 Neymar (Forward)


1 Keylor Navas (Goalkeeper)
6 Óscar Duarte (Defender)
3 Giancarlo González (Defender)
2 Jhonny Acosta (Defender)
16 Cristian Gamboa (Defender)
5 Celso Borges (Midfielder)
20 David Guzmán (Midfielder)
8 Bryan Oviedo (Defender)
10 Bryan Ruiz (Midfielder)
11 Johan Venegas (Midfielder)
21 Marco Ureña (Forward)

Brazil started the World Cup as one of the top choices however opened up in disappointing design by drawing with Switzerland, regardless of proceeding through Philippe Coutinho's remarkable, twisting exertion.

Be that as it may, the five-time champions, showing up in their 21st back to back tournament, won't stress over fitting the bill for the knockout stage right now.

Unbeaten in their last 13 World Cup gather games, winning 10 and drawing three, Brazil has topped their first-round group in each World Cup since 1982 and last neglected to advance past this phase in 1966.

While Costa Rica won't have abandoned advancing to the knockout stages for second sequential finals, chief Oscar Ramirez should retune his team disagreeably.

Penalty shootouts prohibited, Costa Rica was one of just three sides to stay unbeaten in the 2014 World Cup yet have worked before objective at the finals, scoring only once in their last four World Cup diversions.

They sprung amazement by advancing in a gathering comprising of Uruguay, Italy and England four years back – yet have everything to do now in Russia.

Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho: "We said after the last amusement we have to move forward. All games resemble a previous, considerably more so in the World Cup. We have to assume liability and our heads must be in the ideal place. This game is vital, and we're searching for three focuses.

"We talked about the conceivable outcomes and the approaches to qualify and points, we had a gathering about that; however, we take to the field planning to win."

Costa Rica captain Bryan Ruiz: "Switzerland squeezed them in midfield, and that is the thing that you have to do because everyone realises that Brazil is best from midfield going ahead.

"We have to win the ball back rapidly and counter-assault rapidly."


Brazil has won nine of their 10 previous internationals against Costa Rica, losing only in a friendly in March 1960.
This is the third meeting between Brazil and Costa Rica at the World Cup, with the former inflicting Costa Rica’s first-ever defeat on them at the tournament in 1990 (1-0), before a 5-2 victory in 2002


  1. Philippe Coutinho’s goal against Switzerland was his 11th for Brazil – five of those have come from outside the box.
  2. Brazil is winless in three World Cup matches (D1 L2), their worst run since June 1978, when they went four games without a win.
  3. Brazil conceded from the first shot on target they faced at the 2018 World Cup – from their last 13 shots on target faced at the World Cup, they have conceded 10 goals.
  4. Brazil’s Neymar was fouled 10 times in their opening match against Switzerland – it was the most a player has been fouled in a World Cup match since 1998 when England striker Alan Shearer was fouled 11 times against Tunisia.

Costa Rica

  1. Costa Rica’s only previous World Cup victory against South American opposition came in the 2014 tournament (3-1 vs Uruguay).
  2. Costa Rica lost their first match against Serbia, ending a five-game unbeaten run at the World Cup finals – they hadn’t lost back-to-back World Cup games since June 2006, when they lost four in a row.
  3. Against Serbia, striker Marco Urena had just 14 touches in 67 minutes for Costa Rica, with three of those in the opposition box – his replacement, Joel Campbell, had 24 bits and four in the opposition box.
  4. Costa Rica have scored from just one of their last 31 shots at the World Cup