How to watch a battle between the World Cup-winning Brazil and Russia in the rain
When the rain stops, it’s time for the football world to go home.
As the World Cups near their conclusion, Brazil is enjoying a moment of peace in the middle of the tournament.
But Russia, Brazil’s rivals in the tournament, are still battling for their share of glory, despite having just finished a humiliating 3-0 defeat to the defending champions in the last 16 of the Confederations Cup.
The Brazilians have gone through a difficult year since they lost the Copa América and the FIFA World Cup finals, but they are back in action for a third consecutive year and are looking to avenge their defeat to Russia.
Brazil lost their last two matches to Russia, both on penalties, but now face another two-match group stage where they will play a rematch with Spain and France in what will be a memorable final.
The last time Brazil lost to Russia was in 2006.
After the Confederacies success, Brazil were hoping to build on that performance and the World Championships.
They beat Spain 1-0 on aggregate in the first match and then won their first ever World Cup final by beating Italy 3-2 in the second.
The first match of the group stage was played in Brazil’s backyard, Brasilia.
Brazil defeated Spain 1, 2 and 4 to qualify for the quarter-finals, while Spain and Italy qualified by winning their matches 2-0.
The second game of the quarter stage was also played in Brasilia, and was the match where Brazil got their revenge on Russia.
It was a scrappy affair between two sides who are in dire need of a win after a disappointing 2015/16 campaign.
The hosts had been without key players due to injuries and suspensions, but managed to pull out a 4-0 win over Brazil, thanks to a penalty shootout victory from striker and former England international David Luiz.
The Brazilian had scored a brace in the previous game against the Netherlands, while Luiz also scored twice in the match.
The match in Brazil was one of the most watched in Brazil, with millions of people watching live on TV.
The match had an incredible atmosphere as the Brazilians had an overwhelming feeling of superiority as they came out on top on penalties.
The game started in the penalty area as both sides started to attack and Brazil came out with a number of substitutions to help out the Brazilian defence.
However, it was the hosts who dominated possession in the opening exchanges.
After a long run from the Brazilian players, Luiz was sent off for a low tackle on Neymar, which gave Brazil a free-kick opportunity.
Neymar played the ball back to Neymar and the Brazilian midfielder picked up the ball and dribbled towards the ball.
The ball was intercepted by Luiz, and Neymar was sent to the ground by the referee.
Brazil went on to win the penalty kick, but Neymar’s first touch was to allow Luiz to score his second penalty kick of the game.
Brazil went into the half-time break with a 1-1 scoreline, but could not make it two before the break.
Brazil scored their first goal in the 19th minute when Neymar sent in a corner kick for Luiz who scored a penalty in the 78th minute to give Brazil a 4.4-1 lead at halftime.
The third minute of the second half saw Brazil regain the lead, as Luiz sent in another corner kick, this time to Neyma.
Neyma’s cross from the right was turned into a cross by Neymar to Luiz and the Brazil striker put the ball in the back of the net, but referee Marco Polo de Carvalho was not able to stop Neyma from scoring the equaliser.
Brazil’s defence was finally starting to break down at the start of the last minute of stoppage time.
Brazil were able to break away from their defence in the final minutes of stoppages time, and Luiz scored his second goal of the match to put the Brazil team 2-1 up at the break in the 89th minute.
The scoreline of 4-1 for Brazil was enough to seal the victory and send Brazil into the quarter final, where they face Germany.