Little greater than a month in the past, Richarlison limped away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on crutches and in tears.Spurs had simply crushed his former membership, Everton, nevertheless it had not been a cheerful reunion for the summer season signing, who hobbled off the sphere early, combating a calf drawback and fearing for his World Cup dream.Right here at Lusail Stadium it got here to life because the ahead marked his event debut with each objectives in a 2-0 win over Serbia, the primary of them scrappy, the second sensational, an early aim of the event contender.Even Tottenham boss Antonio Conte stated he had gone house deflated that evening in October, stuffed with sympathy and concern for his younger participant, having missed out on Euro ’96 with Italy via harm himself.The journey to No9 had been a protracted one for Richarlison, who was nonetheless a Watford participant when his nation final performed a World Cup sport. Progressively, over the 4 years since Russia, the 25-year-old had seen off all-comers to make the jersey his personal, solely to nearly really feel it peeled over his shoulders by destiny on the final.READ MOREThankfully – and as ought to, by now, be obvious – the harm proved minor, the scare a false alarm. For the remainder of the World Cup’s main contenders nevertheless, by full-time the warning was very actual: Brazil have arrived.They weren’t at their fluent finest from the outset, with a tactical rigidity to Tite’s facet’s first-half play. Pause the sport at any second and also you’d have a good stab at predicting precisely the place on the pitch each participant in yellow – bar the roaming Neymar – can be.The wingers, El Clasico rivals in Raphinha and Vincius Jr., stayed excessive and extensive, not the categories to float inside and provides a marker the slip between the strains. That type of factor is, in any case, for conmen and cowards. Give me the ball to ft, let me line you up one-on-one, and beat you.Which is all very properly, until you don’t and neither received quite a lot of change out of their respective wing-backs. In reality, each had their finest openings carved by high-quality passes from deeper, Thiago Silva sliding in Vinicius just for the onrushing Vanja Milinković-Savić to thwart the Brazilian at his ft, earlier than Raphinha planted straight on the Serbian ‘keeper after getting on the top of a slick first-time return from the wonderful Lucas Paqueta. There have been practically moments in lots of build-ups, nevertheless it was nearly Brazil’s solely clear-cut likelihood earlier than the break. Seconds after it, Raphinha wasted a greater one, robbing Strahinja Pavlović however once more fluffing his end.With one other two assaults’ value of scary expertise at his disposal, you puzzled whether or not Tite would possibly blink early however stability has been a novel characteristic of this explicit Brazil supervisor’s reign and simply after the hour-mark his reward got here. Neymar jinked and for as soon as was neither tackled nor fouled. He overran the ball barely, however Vinicius was alive, stepping in to curve low in the direction of aim, the place Milinković-Savić parried, however straight to Brazil’s No9.If that was a poacher’s aim most synonymous with the quantity, then what adopted was most befitting of the shirt. Vinicius supplied the help off the skin of his boot, although to say he made the aim can be a stretch. His cross was behind Richarlison, however the striker merely caught out a boot, flipped it up into the air and volleyed acrobatically house.Tite did ultimately flex Brazil’s offensive muscle, ending the sport with a completely refreshed front-four of Gabriel Martinelli, Rodrygo, Antony and Gabriel Jesus. All 4 would begin for a lot of international locations at this event, however after tonight, there might be no arguing with Tite’s selection of main man.