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Serbia news: Mitrovic heaps pressure on Brazil

8 months ago

In the latest Serbia news, Newcastle United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic says all the pressure is on Brazil ahead of the crucial Group E clash on Wednesday night.

Serbia started their World Cup campaign in positive fashion with a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica and The White Eagles looked on course to qualify for the last-16 stage after taking a 1-0 lead into half-time in their next match against Switzerland.

However, the Swiss levelled the scores shortly after the break before Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri scored a solo 90th-minute winner to hand his side all three points.

Brazil top Group E going into the final set of fixtures on four points, ahead of second-placed Switzerland on goal difference whilst Serbia are in third position on three points.

Mladen Krstajic’s men know only a win against the Selecao will be enough to secure their place in the last-16 and Mitrovic, who scored in the last game before being denied a blatant penalty after being wrestled to the ground by two players, says there is no pressure on his side heading into Wednesday’s clash.

“I think there is more pressure on Brazil, because they are not accustomed to this situation, that they can fall into the first round, while we have nothing to lose,” he told reporters.

“And I think that as long as we are in the game, it will give us a chance to go further. We need to be smart, give our best, and with a little luck and God’s help, we can win.”

Serbia are 11/2 outsiders with Ladbrokes to pick up the win on Wednesday, a draw is priced at 3/1 whilst Brazil, who have not looked at their best in the tournament so far, are firm 8/15 favourites to triumph.