Brazil vs Costa Rica live stream.Brazil drew their first match but will Neymar and co. fire against Costa Rica? Nigeria face Iceland and Serbia take on Switzerland.
Brazil has had to spend the days since its opening draw with Switzerland answering questions about its subpar performance and injury concerns about Neymar. Costa Rica, meanwhile, has been roiled by alleged intrasquad tiffs: According to the Tico Times, an apparent practice argument between players Johan Venegas and Giancarlo González was broadcast on a live feed before it was taken down. Meanwhile, the players perhaps are unhappy with Coach Oscar Ramírez and allegedly feel like star goalkeeper Keylor Navas isn’t being the best teammate. With Brazil on tap, none of that can be seen as ideal.
Neymar is in the starting 11 for Brazil, which also is replacing an injured Danilo with Fagner (making his first-ever World Cup appearance and playing in only his fifth-ever international game). Costa Rica slots in Bryan Oviedo for Francisco Calvo.
Brazil: Alisson; Silva, Miranda, Marcelo, Fagner; Casemiro, Coutinho, Paulinho, Willian; Jesus, Neymar
Costa Rica: Navas; Acosta, Gonzalez, Duarte, Oviedo, Gamboa; Borges, Ruiz, Guzman; Venegas, Urena