Brazil kicked off their World Cup marketing campaign in design and style on Thursday. It was not an simple get in excess of Serbia but they bought there in the stop.
Following a scoreless initial half, Brazil took the guide in the 62nd minute. A shot by Vinicius Junior was well blocked by the Serbian keeper, but the rebound fell to Richarlison who instinctively poked it in.
10 minutes later on, Richarlison controlled Vinicius Junior’s low cross, swivelled and mid-flight launched a scissor kick that flew into the base corner.
In Richarlison, Brazil identified their showman.
Nevertheless, Serbia deserved credit for their functionality. For an hour, they held Brazil comfortably at bay. Their attacking menace was small but their self-control and drive had been commendable.
Brazil are greatly tipped to be potent contenders for this year’s Planet Cup. Their squad is stacked with quality and attacking threats, with star forward Neymar eyeing a legacy-earning tournament.
Serbia is producing its third visual appearance at the Globe Cup as an unbiased country immediately after debuting at the 2010 match in South Africa.
On Monday, Brazil faces Switzerland and Serbia faces Cameroon in the subsequent established of Group G matches.