Video: Brazil and Switzerland's World Cup 2018 clash in numbers

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Brazil take on Switzerland in their opening World Cup clash on Sunday with Tite’s men installed as favourites to lift the trophy by many.

Coach Tite said star player Neymar is not fully fit but believes his captain is in good shape ahead of their World Cup opener.

Brazil were impressive in qualifying for the tournament, winning 12 out of their 18 matches to top the South American group.

Here’s a statistical preview of their clash.

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Matt Jones 16/06/2018
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Andre Carillo was a constant threat for Peru.

Denmark edged home 1-0 in their World Cup opener against Peru, but it was far from an explosive performance from Danish Dynamite – with goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel their hero.

Yussef Poulsen proved their matchwinner when he put away Christian Eriksen‘s pass in their one true moment of quality. But Peru will look back at a missed penalty in the first half, with Christian Cueva blazing high over the bar when he could have put the South Americans ahead.

Here we analyse the performance of the Peru players.

PERU (4-2-3-1)

Pedro Gallese – 7:

A solid show from the South American stopper, stood up superbly to thwart Christian Eriksen’s late effort.

Luis Advincula – 8:

A rock defensively, his sublime block of Nicolai Jorgensen’s late effort was superhuman. He was always in the thick of the action and never looked like tiring.

Christian Ramos – 7:

Dealt well with the threat of Denmark’s big man, Jorgensen. Solid and sound throughout.

Alberto Rodriguez – 8:

A hulking presence at the back and was also a menace in the opposition box at every set-piece.

Miguel Trauco – 6:

Was able to pour forward in attack, while keeping track of Eriksen as the Tottenham man was largely kept quiet.

Renato Tapia – 6:

The 22-year-old didn’t look overawed on the big stage and bustled around the park with intent.

Yoshimar Yotun – 6:

One of the most experienced players in this Peru side and remained steadfast and gave Tapia room to push on.

Andre Carrillo – 8:

A livewire performance, never giving the Danish defence a moment’s peace. Stung Schmeichel’s hand early on, but won’t want to see his clumsy miss when teed up by Cueva.

Christian Cueva – 7:

The Sao Paulo schemer had a fearsome reputation coming in and solidified that, including four key passes, although tainted by woeful penalty.

Edison Flores – 5:

Buzzed about up front but lacked the killer touch, replaced by talisman Guerrero minutes after wasting a glorious chance created by Cueva.

Jefferson Farfan – 7:

This was a performance full of ferocity and energy that Al Jazira fans won’t recall seeing from him.

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Paolo Guerrero – 7:

Instantly livened up Peru’s forays forward when he came on.

Raul Ruidiaz – N/A:

Gave Farfan a breather, no time to contribute.

Pedro Aquino – N/A:

Came on at the death as Peru tried in vain to equalize.

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Denmark edged home 1-0 in their World Cup opener against Peru, but it was far from an explosive performance from Danish Dynamite – with goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel their hero.

Yussef Poulsen proved their matchwinner when he put away Christian Eriksen‘s pass in their one true moment of quality.

Here we analyse the performance of the Danish players.

DENMARK (4-2-3-1)

Kasper Schmeichel – 9:

A performance dad Peter would have been proud of. Clawed Carillo’s goalbound effort away from the bottom corner and denied Farfan late on. Faultless.

Henrik Dalsgaard – 6:

Peru probed constantly and the Brentford man formed a key part of a diligent Danish defensive effort.

Simon Kjaer – 7:

Did brilliantly to block Farfan’s fierce strike that was surely heading in and generally marshalled the backline brilliantly.

Andreas Christensen – 7:

Kept the lively Jefferson Farfan in check, continuing on from an impressive debut season at club level.

Jens Larsen – 6:

Was taunted and tested throughout by the tireless Andre Carillo, but never shirked his responsibilities.

William Kvist – 5:

Worryingly collided with Farfan and was stretchered off midway through the first half. Appeared to catch a knee in the ribs.

Thomas Delaney – 6:

Prowled the centre of the field to allow his flair players ahead of him to try and work their magic.

Yussuf Poulsen – 8:

Composed finish from the RB Leipzig striker, who sent Denmark flying to this victory. A crucial defensive header kept lead intact.

Christian Eriksen – 7:

Though he struggled to assert his dominance initially, his key pass put Poulsen in to put the Danes ahead.

Pione Sisto – 6:

The best part of the opening goal was the Uganda-born flyer’s sumptuous outside of the right boot pass to send Eriksen into space.

Nicolai Jorgensen – 5:

The focal point for his side, but was often isolated and didn’t do enough to keep the ball when he did see it.

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Lasse Schone – 6:

Replaced the injured Kvist and offered strength and solidity to his side.

Martin Braithwaite – 6:

Came on and played his part in breaking up attacks and contributing going forward.

Mathias Jorgensen N/A:

A late replacement for Christensen, little time to make an impact.

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