Fabio Capello has set his side up in a 4-4-2, in a team with not too many greatly experienced international players, and without too many household names. He has stuck with Aleksandr Kokorin in attack -- a player who opened his international scoring account against Israel in a World Cup qualifier last September -- while central midfielder Viktor Fayzulin continues to be preferred in the centre of midfield, despite only having a handful of caps to his name.
For Brazil, Luiz Felipe Scolari has shuffled around his starting eleven from the friendly against Italy last Thursday - Thiago Silva and Marcelo have come into defence, while Kaká starts in place of Hulk. Filipe Luis and Dante don't start.
Russia lineup (4-4-2): Vladimir Gabulov; Andrei Eschenko, Vasili Berezutski, Sergei Ignashevich, Aleksandr Anyukov; Vladimir Bystrov, Viktor Fayzulin, Roman Shirokov, Denis Glushakov; Aleksandr Kerzhakov, Aleksandr Kokorin