Richarlison ignited the World Cup with a flash of brilliance from Brazil as the tournament favorites overcame Serbia’s obstinate resistance to claim a stunning victory in order to kick off their campaign.
After 62 minutes, Richarlison of Tottenham scored a close-range goal after Vanja Milinkovic-Savic had stopped Vinicius Junior’s shot.
Meanwhile, before that, the Samba boys of Brazil had to play a patient game to break down an organized Serbian rearguard.
Richarlison’s defining moment occurred 11 minutes later when he initially botched up a Vinicius ball but superbly recovered to take the aerial route and score an incredible right-foot finish.
As a matter of fact, Brazil, supported by their throngs of yellow-clad fans, dominated the match from start to finish.
Meanwhile, Alex Sandro and Casemiro both hit the post, while Milinkovic-Savic made an outstanding save from Fred.
Brazil’s performance, as well as the sight of Gabriel Jesus, Antony, and Gabriel Martinelli coming off the bench in a potent display of squad strength, seem to intimidate their Serbian opponents a lot.
Sadly enough, there was also the unsettling image of Neymar leaving the game after suffering an ankle injury.
You can watch Richarlison’s stunning goal below:
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