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World Cup Preview & Predictions: Group E

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Brazil

FIFA Ranking: 2

Player to watch: Neymar

Tournament Preview: Brazil has to respond to their 7 – 1 defeat to Germany in their 2014 World Cup semifinal game. This team doesn’t have a true weakness, and they have everything to prove to the world. Expect them to come out with a no-nonsense mentality.

Score Predictions: 3 – 1 Win vs Switzerland / 4 – 0 Win vs Costa Rica / 3 – 0 Win vs Serbia

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Switzerland

FIFA Ranking: 6

Player to watch: Xherdan Shaqiri

Tournament Preview: Switzerland is another small nation with immense talent. Coming into the tournament ranked 6th in the world, the expectations have never higher for the Swiss. Every goal will count as I expect the race for the second position in this group to be tight.

Score Predictions: 1 – 3 Loss vs Brazil / 2 – 2 Draw vs Costa Rica / 2 – 0 Win vs Serbia

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Costa Rica

FIFA Ranking: 25

Player to watch: Keylor Navas

Tournament Preview: Costa Rica were the underdog highlight of the 2014 World Cup. A repeat will be very difficult, but then again they won a group filled out with Italy, Uruguay and England.

Score Predictions: 0 – 4 Loss vs Brazil / 2 -2 Draw vs Switzerland / 0 – 1 Loss vs Serbia

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Serbia

FIFA Ranking: 35

Player to watch: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Tournament Preview: Serbia is another one of those teams with sneaky talent and big names popping up on their team sheet. Serbia actually won their group in World Cup qualifying and will look to carry that momentum.

Score Predictions: 0 – 3 Loss vs Brazil / 0 – 2 Loss vs Switzerland / 1 – 0 Win vs Costa Rica

 

Final Standing Prediction

Brazil (9 pts)

Switzerland (4 pts)

Serbia (3 pts)

Costa Rica (1 pts)

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