Brazil takes on Costa Rica

Brazil secure vital 2-0 victory over Costa Rica

The Real Madrid left-back shone and was probably his side's best player in the first half, producing some impressive skills but more importantly, orchestrating much of Brazil's play going forward.

"The great merit of this team was not giving up at any time", Silva said.

In the intervening period, Neymar also audaciously completed a rainbow flick over the head of Costa Rica substitute Yeltsin Tejeda and fell to his knees in emotional scenes at the final whistle.

And Brazil once again managed to repeat their heroics over Costa Rica with a convincing two injury-time goals.

They face Costa Rica in St Petersburg needing a win after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Switzerland in their opening game.

This was Brazil's first World Cup victory thanks to a goal scored in the 90th minute.

With Douglas Costa and Neymar controlling the flanks, players like Coutinho and Roberto Firmino were able to drive in the middle towards the goal and were constant threats.

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But in their match today against Switzerland they will be aiming to win it, however as Switzerland desperately want a win too this is likely to be the one match today that I think seriously is going to be a battle of the wits and well worth watching.

Neymar said his tears at the end of Brazil's dramatic win over Costa Rica were "out of happiness" but underlined the struggle he endured to get fit in time to play at the World Cup. In the next match against Costa Rica, he complained to the referee frequently about not getting calls in his favour.

A brace by Ahmed Musa earned Nigeria a 2-0 win over Iceland and ensured the battle for the second qualification spot from Group D will go to the final round of matches. Serbia's loss against Switzerland in the other Group E game on the same night means Brazil will now have to beat Serbia to make it to the knockout stages.

Though not so much those online - or the ref, after VAR reversed the initial penalty award. With this victory, Brazil will progress to Round of 16, while Costa Rica goes back home.

The question now is how he approaches the last group game against Serbia.

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The Brazilian was then booked for furiously beating the ball into the ground when an attack was halted by the referee so a Costa Rica player could receive treatment.

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