Brazil vs Serbia live stream and match preview, Thursday 24 November, 19:00 GMT
Brazil vs Serbia live stream and match preview
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World Cup favourites, Brazil, finally enter the field! After a week in which Argentina and Germany were humiliated, Belgium and the Netherlands were disappointing and Spain and England picked up victories, how will the Selecao compare? ?
It’s been 20 years since they last lifted the trophy, and a trio of quarter-finals since then has left the desire to do much better. It certainly helps that they have one of the most gifted squads on paper.
But Serbia could be inspired by the giant slayings we’ve already seen – a victory for them certainly wouldn’t be the biggest surprise we’ve seen this week…
Kick off is at 19:00 GMT. Make sure you know how to watch the 2022 World Cup wherever you are.
There is a fully fit Brazil side to choose from in the opener, while Aleksandar Mitrovic is the Serbia side’s main injury problem – he is coming back from an ankle injury and could start on the bench.
Brazil qualified for the World Cup at the top of the CONMEBOL standings six points ahead of Argentina, the team that beat them in the Copa America final last year.
At the 2018 World Cup, they were knocked out by Belgium – their third quarter-final in a row.
Serbia topped their qualifying group, beating Portugal into second place, having failed to qualify for Euro 2020. They reached the last World Cup, but were eliminated in the group stage after a 2-0 defeat in the third match against… Brazil.
Alireza Faghani from Iran will be the referee for Brazil against Serbia. You can find out more about the 2022 World Cup referees here.
Brazil vs Serbia will be played at the 80,000 seater Lusail Stadium in Lusail. Take a look at all the 2022 World Cup stadiums and see how they rank.
Players to watch / key battles
The Brazil team is full of talent: Alisson, Militao, Casemiro, Fabinho, Neymar, Antony, Thiago Silva… we could really go on and on. Across the pitch, they have at least two good options.
Serbia’s quality is heavily stacked forward: Aleksandar Mitrovic, Luka Jovic and Dusan Vlahovic are all great strikers. Further afield it’s a little more uneven, but players like Milinkovic-Savic and Dusan Tadic in midfield, and Nikola Milenkovic in defense show they’re not struggling for talent.
Find out more about the Brazil and Serbia squads in our complete World Cup 2022 squad guide.
Table of Group X
Kick off and chain
Brazil-Serbia kick off 19:00 GMT on Sunday November 20 United Kingdom. The game is free to watch on BBC One and iPlayer.
In the United States, kick-off time is 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT. The match will be broadcast on FOX/FS1 in the United States. See below for international streaming options.
If you’re out of the country for the 2022 World Cup, you won’t be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are thanks to your IP address (boo!) and prevents you from watching it. You can, however, use a VPN to circumvent this, without resorting to the illegal streams you found on Reddit.
A virtual private network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s terms and conditions, creates a private connection between your device and the internet, which means the service cannot determine where you are and will allow you to watch. And all information exchanged is fully encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that’s a result.
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World Cup 2022 International TV Rights
All games in the UK are either on the BBC or on ITV.
Fox is the rights holder for the World Cup in the United States. Games are on Fox or FS1 cable channels.
If you don’t have cable, you can use services like Sling and FuboTV to get Fox channels. You can also watch the matches on Peacock TV with Spanish commentary.
TSN shows every game. You can subscribe to direct streaming or get it as part of your cable package.
- TSN (opens in a new tab) ($19.99/month or $199.90/year)
As in the UK, coverage of the 2022 World Cup is completely free. You can watch all 64 games on the SBS TV channel and stream them online as well with SBS On Demand.
Paying provider Sky Sports is the rights holder for the 2022 World Cup in New Zealand. You can watch as part of your Sky subscription or grab a Sky Now TV pass. There is also a 7-day free trial.