Serbia-Switzerland, the likely lineups

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Likely lineups

The final day of the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar closes with the match between Serbia and Switzerland, scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. Italian time at Stadium 974 in Doha. The White Eagles are obliged to win to hope to reach the round of 16, provided Cameroon loses to Brazil or draws but finishes with a worse goal difference than the Serbs. The Red Swiss with a win are certain to fly to the round of 16, with a draw they would have to hope that Cameroon does not beat Brazil.

Coach Stojkovic could throw Juventus’ Vlahovic, clearly improving, into attack with Mitrovic alongside him. In midfield there is no touching Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, with the flanks manned by Zivkovic and Juventus’ Kostic. In defense, confirmation for purple Milenkovic despite a poor showing with Cameroon.

Yakin is expected to confirm the eleven that took the field with Brazil, with only one change: inside Shaqiri for Rieder in the offensive trident with Embolo in the center and Vargas on the other flank. In midfield, confirmation for Atalanta’s Freuler, in defense the certainty is Akanji.

Likely lineups.

SERBIA (3-4-1-2): V. Milinkovic-Savic; Veljkovic, Milenkovic, Pavlovic; Zivkovic, Lukic, S. Milinkovic-Savic, Kostic; Tadic; A. Mitrovic, Vlahovic. Ct. Stojkovic

SWITZERLAND (4-3-3): Sommer; Widmer, Akanji, Elvedi, Rodriguez; Sow, Freuler, Xhaka; Shaqiri, Embolo, Vargas. Ct. Yakin

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