Brazil to kick off this 17/2 World Cup treble

Carrie Guzman
June 22, 2018

A Seleção controlled the game from start to finish, averaging two-thirds of possession while largely camped in the Costa Rican half.

The Ticos were the toast of the town in the 2014 World Cup, as they reached the quarterfinals for the first time.

It wasn't the opening game that most people expected for Brazil as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Switzerland, and that's despite taking an early lead through Philippe Coutinho.

Tite was creative with his substitutions and with them the team gained speed and offensive presence compared to the opening period, putting Costa Rica under heavy pressure.

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Football's global governing body fined Serbia's Football Federation around 8,500 euros because Serbian fans behaved offensively during Sunday's match with Costa Rica, which Serbia won 1-0. "Maybe we will get lucky today".

Finally, Serbia takes on Switzerland in the last match of the day. The team did not make it out of the group stage in 2006 or 2010 and did not qualify for Brazil four years ago.

"It also takes into account the need to keep a certain balance by allowing the teams to use their home and away kits". I know the group is tough, but against Brazil we have to play good soccer just like Switzerland did. To do so, captain Aron Gunnarsson said, Iceland must forget about the Argentina match.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Score, Brazil vs Costa Rica Live Streaming: Neymar will start for Brazil in a mostly unchanged lineup against Costa Rica on Friday at the World Cup.

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