Here is everything you need to know about Group E of FIFA World Cup 2018 including teams, schedule, predictions, points table with standings of Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, and Serbia. Another tough group with one of the favorites to win the title in Russia. The group is consist of five times World Champions who dominated the qualification round. Group E of 2018 Football World Cup features two teams from UEFA, one from CONMEBOL and one from CONCACAF.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Group E Teams
- Costa Rica
Five times World Cup Winners Brazil was the first team to qualify from CONMEBOL Confederation. Los Canarinho lost just one out of 18 qualifier matches. After 12 wins and 5 draws, they collected 41 points and qualified directly into the finals. This is their 21st appearance in FIFA World Cup which means they have played every World Cup since its establishment.
Switzerland finished the Group B of UEFA Qualifiers at second place and advanced to the second round. In the second round, they faced Northern Ireland. Switzerland scored just one goal in both legs which turned out the deciding goal for their qualification. On 12 November 2017, Switzerland became one of the qualified teams of 2018 FIFA World Cup. Costa Rica and Serbia qualified as CONCACAF 5th round runners-up and UEFA Grup D winners in the qualifiers respectively.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Group E Schedule
The matches of Group E will be played from 17 to 27 June 2018. Costa Rica and Serbia will play the first match of this group at the Cosmos Arena located in Samara. See the full list of FIFA World Cup 2018 stadiums. Winner of this group will play against runners-up of Group F, while runners-up of this group will face winners of Group F. Given below are the fixtures of this Group.
|Costa Rica vs Serbia||17 June 2018||1:00 pm||Cosmos Arena|
|Brazil vs Switzerland||17 June 2018||7:00 pm||Rostov Arena|
|Brazil vs Costa Rica||22 June 2018||1:00 pm||Krestovsky Stadium|
|Serbia vs Switzerland||22 June 2018||7:00 pm||Kaliningrad Stadium|
|Serbia vs Brazil||27 June 2018||7:00 pm||Otkrytiye Arena|
|Switzerland vs Costa Rica||27 June 2018||7:00 pm||Nizhny Novgorod Stadium|
FIFA World Cup 2018 Group E Predictions
You might have predicted the teams. Brazil is the first favorite to advance into the next round. Since 1970, Brazil has gone beyond the group stage in every FIFA World Cup. The last time the eliminated in the group stage was in 1966 in which finished at the 11th spot. 16 teams played the FIFA World Cup at that time.
The first favorites are Brazil. What about the second team? It is very hard to predict the next round of 16 teams from this group. Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia are all one of the tough contenders. Costa Rica topped the Group D in last World Cup and Switzerland finished at the second spot.
Our prediction: Brazil and Costa Rica to the round of 16.
- FIFA World Cup 2018 Group A
- FIFA World Cup 2018 Group B
- FIFA World Cup 2018 Group C
- FIFA World Cup 2018 Group D