Brazil snagged their first win of the tournament with a 2-0 victory over Serbia at the Lusail Stadium. Richarlison de Andrade was the hero as he scored twice in 11 minutes to secure victory for Brazil. However, there were concerns over Neymar as he was substituted in the 79th minute with a suspected ankle injury.
During the first half of the game, Brazil dominated possession and tried to break down Serbia’s defence. Serbian’s goalkeeper, Vanja Milinkovic-Savic proved tough to beat and he single handily kept Serbia in the game.
In the second half, Brazil turned up the heat and were rewarded with a goal in the 62nd minute when Richarlison tapped in a rebound from Vinicius Jr’s attempt on goal. While his first goal was a tap in, his second was masterclass.
Vinicius Jr provided the assist again and although Richarlison’s first touch was poor, he followed it up with an inch-perfect overhead kick to double Brazil’s lead. Brazil are looking sharp and dangerous and will hope that Neymar’s injury isn’t a serious one as they look strong favourites to win their 6th World Cup.
Also, Brazil’s captain Thiago Silva set a new record as he became the oldest player to ever represent Brazil at a World Cup at 38 years and 63 days. The previous record was held by Djalma Santos back in 1966 aged 37 years and 138 days.