Tournament favorites shoot to top of Group G after spectacular moments to break Serbia’s resolve.
Brazil’s Richardson powered his side to a 2-0 win against Serbia at the Lusail Stadium as the tournament favorites started their World Cup campaign in fine style.
The 25-year-old striker opened the account for the Selecao just after the hour mark in Thursday evening’s Group G match, adding a stunning second in the 73rd minute.
Serbia, which had offered staunch resistance for the first two-thirds of the game, was then left chasing shadows in its final throw as the Brazilians swung the ball around and finished as tournament favourites. Regular raids on his opponents’ boxes underlining his credentials. ,
The result leaves Brazil on top of Group G after a European side’s win over Cameroon earlier on Thursday, followed by Switzerland in second place.
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