Brazil made their debut world Cup Campaign in style on Thursday. It wasn’t an easy win over Serbia, but they got there in the end.
After a goalless first half, Brazil Took the lead in the 62nd minute. A shot from Vinicius Junior was well blocked by the Serbian keeper, but the rebound fell to Richardson, who instinctively headed it in.
Ten minutes later, Richardson controlled Vinicius Junior’s low cross, turned and mid-flight launched a scissor kick that flew into the bottom corner. In Richardson, Brazil found its showman.
Even then, Serbia Deserved credit for his performance. For an hour, he comfortably kept Brazil at bay. His attacking threat was minimal, but his discipline and drive were commendable.
Brazil is considered a strong contender for this year’s World Cup. His team is loaded with quality and offensive threats, with star forward Neymar eyeing a tournament to build a legacy.
Serbia is making its third appearance at the World Cup as an independent nation, having debuted at the 2010 tournament in South Africa.
Brazil will face Switzerland and Serbia will face Cameroon in the next set of Group G matches on Monday.