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It is one of the pairings that the fans of the host country of the World Cup want this year: the native Russia against the record world champion Brazil. At the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 15.07.2018 this could be a possible final match – of course many. Already this Friday, the Sbornaja and their fans will face the Brazilian selection and may get a foretaste of how the Selecao is ticking and how they might be beaten.
Of course, as host of the 2018 World Cup Russia automatically qualified for the most important international football tournament on the national team level. Correspondingly, the Russians kept up the operating temperature with mainly friendlies and of course the Confederations Cup in their own country. The results and successes were mixed and certainly not what the leaders had imagined. At the Confederations Cup, Russia beat only New Zealand at the start of the tournament. With further defeats against Portugal and Mexico, Russia dropped out of the group in third place ahead of schedule. In the entire calendar year 2017 Russia played eleven international matches. The balance is rather sobering with just three wins, four draws and four defeats.
Overall, Russia conceded 16 goals in these eleven games. Interestingly, the Russians scored 18 goals themselves, but still won just one-third of their games. The reason is that three out of the four defeats of the Russians were made with only one goal difference, which earned Sbornaja high victories in the victories against South Korea (4: 2) and Hungary (3: 0). The calendar year 2017 was concluded by Russia in a conciliatory manner. After a 1-0 defeat by Argentina on 11/11/2017, in the last game of the past year, there was a remarkable 3: 3 against Spain. Russia were able to catch up both a 2-0 and later a 2: 3 deficit. At the test games, the Russians make at least nails with heads. Because after Argentina and Spain now comes Brazil and on Tuesday France. So Russia has some plans for the World Cup in their own country.
Brazil reaches for the stars! Rather, after the sixth star. The record world champion played a strong qualifier and qualified confidently for the World Cup this year. Against Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Co. Selecao came in the World Cup qualifiers in South America in a total of eighteen games on twelve wins, five draws and a defeat on Matchday 1 in Chile. Brazil finished ten points clear of Uruguay and thirteen on arch-rivals Argentina. The goal difference of 41:11 was unparalleled. Since the Mineiraço, the 1-7 defeat of Germany in the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup in their own country, as Brazil also lost the match for third place against the Netherlands a few days later, Brazil was defeated only five more times.
In the 43 games since the World Cup in their own country, Brazil has recorded 31 wins, played seven draws and, as mentioned, only lost five games. From 2017, the Selecao passed away with a 3-1 victory against Japan followed by a goalless draw against England. Overall, the record in 2017 was seven wins, three draws and only one defeat in a test against Argentina. Brazil have not lost any of their five previous matches against Russia. So far, the Selecao comes to three wins and two draws. In their last match in a test in London, Brazil managed to avoid the first defeat by scoring to make it 1-1 in the final minute. One can look forward to the game of the Brazilians in the cold Moscow – especially from the German point of view. Because on Tuesday, the Selecao meets in their next test on the DFB selection.
Russia vs Brazil head to head matches
25.03.13 FI Brazil Russia 1 : 1
01.03.06 FI Russia Brazil 0 : 1
20.06.94 WC Brazil Russia 2 : 0