Serbia is the world cup Sunday started with a narrow victory. The team of coach Mladen Krstajic was in group E with a 1-0 too strong for Costa Rica.
Aleksandar Kolarov made after peace and tranquility with a beautiful free kick for the only hit in the Samara Arena. Costa Rica sought in the final to the final, but Serbia held despite some perilous moments stand.
When the Serbs were, among others, former Eredivisie-players Dusan Tadic, Nemanja Matic and goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic goals, while Filip Kostic twenty minutes before time, his appearance would make. When Costa Rica was Bryan Ruiz as leader at the kick-off.
Serbia hopes for the first time in the history of the knock-out stages of a world cup to achieve. Eight years ago, South Africa ended the balkan country in the group stage and, in 2014, knew Serbia is not to place.
Later on Sunday there is also the other game in group E played. Five-fold world champion Brazil takes 20.00 hours against Switzerland.
Serbia had in the early days most of the possession in the Russian Samara, but the team of Krstajic did not succeed in many opportunities. The first good chance was for Costa Rica, but defender Gonzalez headed the ball in detached position.
Tadic had for most of the risk concerns on behalf of Serbia, but the attacker of Southampton had a lot of trouble to the defenders to shake off. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic on the other hand came up multiple times is dangerous for the Costa Rican goal, but the midfielder of Lazio, had his visor not sharp.
Milinkovic-Savic came the first time, Keylor Navas and two minutes before the rest handle the goalkeeper of Real Madrid are well in with a clever bicycle kick from the 23-year-old luminary, which is also in buitenspelpositie was.
In the second half did not change much to the spelbeeld. Serbia was still the most threatening team and again was Milinkovic-Savic the most dangerous man, but Navas kept his goal a long time to clean.
The Serbian hit the end had a defender out of a default situation. Full-Kolarov went off after 55 minutes behind a free kick and shot the ball brilliantly in the right corner, behind Navas.
Costa Rica showed after that goal a little more often on the Serbian goal, but to more than speldenprikjes resulted in a long time. Deep into injury time seemed to Christian Bolanos in the second half on his foot, but the substitute shot from close about and was also offside.
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