Brazil kicked off their World Cup marketing campaign in type on Thursday. It wasn’t a straightforward win over Serbia, however they bought there ultimately.
After a scoreless first half, Brazil took the lead within the 62nd minute. A shot by Vinicius Jr was properly blocked by the Serbian keeper, however the rebound fell to Richarlison, who instinctively poked it in.
Ten minutes later, Richarlison managed Vinicius Jr’s low cross, swivelled and mid-flight launched a scissor kick that flew into the underside nook. In Richarlison, Brazil discovered their showman.
Nonetheless, Serbia deserved credit score for his or her efficiency. For an hour, they held Brazil comfortably at bay. Their attacking menace was minimal, however their self-discipline and drive have been commendable.
Brazil are broadly tipped to be sturdy contenders for this yr’s World Cup. Their squad is stacked with high quality and attacking threats, with star ahead Neymar eyeing a legacy-making event.
Serbia is making its third look on the World Cup as an unbiased nation after debuting on the 2010 event in South Africa.
On Monday, Brazil faces Switzerland and Serbia faces Cameroon within the subsequent set of Group G matches.