Serbia’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, right, controls the ball next to Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka during the group E match between Switzerland and Serbia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

The final matches from Group E of the 2018 World Cup in Russia take place at 7pm on Wednesday June 27.

Serbia face Brazil at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on ITV1, while Switzerland take on Costa Rica at Nizhny Nozgorod Stadium on ITV4.

Serbia vs Brazil


Brazil only need a draw to guarantee their place in the round of 16 but may need to win to secure top spot depending on Switzerland’s result.

A win for Serbia would see them finish above Brazil and reach the knockout stage of a World Cup for the first time.

A point would be enough to take Serbia to through if Costa Rica beat Switzerland by two or more goals.

Team news

Brazil are expected to name the same starting XI that beat Costa Rica 2-0 in their previous match.

First-choice right-back Danilo is still out with a thigh problem and is joined on the injury list by winger Douglas Costa who has a hamstring injury.

Six Serbia players have received a yellow card and will miss their potential round of 16 match if they are booked against Brazil.

Switzerland vs Costa Rica


Switzerland will book their place in the last 16 with a win, although a draw will be enough if Serbia lose or draw to Brazil.

The Red Crosses will top the group if they win and Brazil and Serbia draw, or if Serbia beat Brazil.

If Switzerland and Brazil both win, Switzerland will need to better Brazil’s result by at least a goal to finish top due to their inferior goal difference.

Costa Rica cannot qualify for the knockout stage but could finish above Serbia in 3rd if they win and Serbia lose (with at least a 4 goal swing in Costa Rica’s favour required).

Team news

Neither side are missing any players through injury or suspension.

Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner escaped FIFA bans for seemingly making hand signals imitating the double-headed eagle on the Albanian flag against Serbia.

Switzerland are expected to name a similar side to the one that beat Serbia, while Costa Rica may make a few changes as they have already been eliminated.