#WC2018: Neymar starts for Brazil in World Cup opener against Switzerland

Sunday, June 17, 2018

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ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AFP) — Neymar has been named in Brazil's starting XI for theirWorldCupopener against Switzerland in Rostov today, after recovering from a foot injury.

Theworld's most expensive player only returned from a four-month lay-off in a warm-up match against Croatia this month, after breaking a bone in his foot playing for Paris Saint-Germain in February.

Starting line-ups for the World Cup Group E match between Brazil and Switzerland in Rostov-on-Don today (1800 GMT kick-off):

Brazil (4-3-3)

Alisson Becker; Danilo, Thiago Silva, Joao Miranda, Marcelo (capt); Paulinho, Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho; Willian, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar

Coach: Tite (BRA)

Switzerland (4-2-3-1)

Yann Sommer; Stephan Lichtsteiner (capt), Manuel Akanji, Fabian Schaer, Ricardo Rodriguez; Valon Behrami, Granit Xhaka; Xherdan Shaqiri, Blerim Dzemaili, Steven Zuber; Haris Seferovic

Coach: Vladimir Petkovic (BIH)

Referee: Cesar Ramos (MEX)

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