Brazil Beat Stubborn Costa Rica To Grab First Win In Russia

Two late goals all scored in injury time from Phillip Coutinho and Neymar Da Silva ensured Brazil got a deserved 2-0 victory to grab their first win against a Costa Rica side that proved very stubborn.

Brazil had made series of efforts to score with 20 shots on goals all stopped by Navas and this led to frustration on the side of the Samba boys.

But they were consistent and focused and it seemed their efforts paid off in the 70th minutes when the centre referee adjudged Neymar’s fall in the 18-yard-box to be a penalty, but Costa Rica¬† players insisted that VAR be consulted to authenticate the decision.

Upon the consultation of the VAR system, the penalty was ruled out and that increased the tension on the Samba boys who had hoped that the penalty will be their only source of goal.

But Brazil had to wait till the injury time to score their first goal through Coutinho, before Neymar scored the second goal.

It was the most difficult win Neymar had ever experienced with Brazil national side, as the Paris Saint-German side stayed back on the pitch after the final whistle was blown to shed serious tears that looked more painful than mere tears of joy.

The victory means Costa Rica are out of the tournament following their first 1-0 loss from their first match against Serbia.

 

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