Soccer Football - World Cup - Brazil Training - Samara Arena, Samara, Russia - July 1, 2018 Brazil's Neymar, Willian and team mates during training REUTERS/David Gray
CAIRO – 2 July 2018: Samara Arena will be hosting a game that is expected to be tough, speedy and entertaining between Brazil and Mexico on Monday at 4 p.m.
Brazil, also known as the Selecao, which holds the highest record of World Cup titles with five trophies, topped group E with seven points, achieved from two victories against Serbia and Costa Rica, and a tie with the Swiss team with a single goal for each side.
Neymar Jr, the most expensive footballer in the world, and his Brazilian fellows are now working to fulfill the dreams of their nation to recover from a disastrous performance in the last World Cup, where the team lost to Germany 7-1 in the semi-finals. The majority of the players, who wore the yellow shirts of Brazil in Germany’s game, are playing in the current tournament, but now they have more experience, clearly reflecting on their performance.
The Brazilian team also includes Philippe Coutinho who played a tremendous role in Liverpool's attacking lines, which pushed Barcelona to sign him in the latest transfer window. In addition to new several players who helped their teams a lot; just like Gabriel Jesus who won the Premier League with Manchester City, and Roberto Firmino the attacking star of Liverpool, the runners-up of the latest Champions league competition.
But, the game will not be easy for the Brazilians, as they will face Mexico that defeated the current World Champions, Germany, in the group stage, in addition to beating South Korea. Unfortunately, Mexico lost to Sweden in the last round of the group stage.
Mexico also has several strength points, as the team possesses the experience factor represented in Rafael Marquez who has played in five World Cup tournaments from 2002 until 2018.
Mexico also has Javier Hernandez also known as Chicharito, the former Real Madrid and Manchester united's striker, and current West Ham United; last but least Mexico has Guillermo Ochoa, who is expected to be the best goalkeeper of the tournament for his notable performance in defending The Tricolor’s nets.