FIFA World Cup: Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0
New Delhi: In the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 in Group E match. At St. Petersburg, both teams were unable to score till 90 minutes. Philippe Coutinho and Neymar Junior scored one goal each to win in injury time.
In the day’s second fixture, debutant Iceland takes on Nigeria in Group D match in Volgograd Arena. Nigeria are considered so far to be one of the underperforming teams of the tournament.
The Volgograd game is so highly anticipated in Iceland that its national post office has announced it will close three hours early as most of the country is expected to watch the game.
The final encounter will see Serbia battle Switzerland at Kaliningrad. Since Brazil’s opener also ended in a draw, Group E is wide open right now and Serbia will play today for an outright victory against Switzerland with an eye on the Round of 16.
Meanwhile, one of the pre-tournament favourites, France, joined Uruguay, Croatia and hosts lowest ranked Russia in the knockout rounds which begin from the 30th of this month.