The tournament’s favorites will rise to the top of Group G after brilliant moments that broke Serbia’s resolve.
Brazil’s Richarlison helped his side to a 2-0 win over Serbia at Lusail Stadium as the tournament’s favorites opened their World Cup campaign in sparkling style.
The 25-year-old striker opened Seleção’s account after just an hour in the Group G match on Thursday night and went on to add a spectacular second goal shortly after in the 73rd minute.
The strike then enabled the Tottenham Hotspur forward to convert winger Vinicius Jr’s pass by slamming the ball over his head before leaping into the air for a stunning volley.
Serbia, who resisted fiercely for the first two-thirds of the game, then were left to chase the ball on the final throws as the Brazilians turned the ball around and regularly staged raids. into the opponent’s box, proving that they are the strongest team. danger in competition.
For their part, Serbia was sweating for the fitness of all-time top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic but coach Dragan Stojkovic included his name in the starting line-up.
However, unlike Brazil’s forward line, which is threatened from all sides, the Fulham forward finds himself isolated in attack and underserved.
The result leaves Brazil top of Group G, followed by Switzerland in second place following the European side’s win over Cameroon earlier on Thursday.
The South American giants, who are looking for a sixth World Cup title, will next play on Monday against Switzerland. Serbia vs Cameroon on the same day.