WORLD CUP hosts Russia welcome Brazil to the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow as excitement grows for June’s big kick-off.
After qualifying in style, the Brazilians are in sumptious form under Tite and are one of the favourites to lift the trophy this summer.
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They’re without star man Neymar though who is still recovering from surgery after injuring his ankle playing for PSG.
Russia haven’t had to qualify for their own tournament but are still recovering from a disappointing Confederation Cup campaign, when they lost meekly to Mexico and Portugal last year.
What time is kick-off?
THE game will take place on Friday, March 23.
Kick-off is at 4pm UK time.
What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?
UNFORTUNATELY you won’t be able to watch this game live in the UK.
But here on SunSport we will be running a LIVE BLOG, which will keep you up to speed with all the goals, talking points and action.
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What is the team news?
FRED and Anderson Talisca head the surprises in Tite’s 25-man squad to face Russia and Germany.
With Neymar out and hoping to be back fully fit for the tournament, the Brazilian boss is trying out some fringe players in these friendlies.
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Ederson (Manchester City), Neto (Valencia)
Full-backs: Daniel Alves (PSG), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Filipe Luís (Atletico Madrid), Fagner (Corinthians)
Centre-backs: Miranda (Inter Milan), Marquinhos (PSG), Thiago Silva (PSG), Geromel (Gremio), Rodrigo Caio (Sao Paulo)
Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Paulinho (Barcelona), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Willian (Chelsea), Anderson Talisca (Besiktas)
Forwards: Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Douglas Costa (Juventus), Willian Jose (Real Sociedad), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk).