The 2022 FIFA World Cup continued Thursday with Brazil shutting out Serbia, 2-0, at Lusail Stadium in Qatar. Richarlison‘s fancy footwork earned Brazil three points in Group G and extended its World Cup winning streak.
Earlier, Portugal narrowly outlasted Ghana, 3-2, to pick up three points in Group H. Elsewhere, Switzerland earned three points in Group G after defeating Cameroon, 1-0, while Uruguay and South Korea battled to a scoreless draw in the day’s second match. Both squads grabbed one points in Group H for their efforts.
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Brazil vs. Serbia Highlights | 2022 FIFA World Cup
A beautiful 2-0 finish over Serbia for Brazil: a win to remain unbeaten in their last TWENTY World Cup opening games.
Here are the top plays!
7′: Seeing yellow
Serbia picked up a yellow card early in this one, as Strahinja Pavlović got twisted up with Neymar.
13′: What could have been
Brazil was this close to taking the lead, but Neymar’s shot was narrowly batted away by Vanja Milinković-Savić.
Just like that, things remained scoreless through the first half.
45′: Nearly there
Once again, Brazil had a chance to take the lead, but its efforts came up just short as the second half got underway.
52′: Taking one for the team
Pavlović came up with a crucial tackle in the box for Serbia to keep Brazil from scoring. This came just minutes after teammate Nemanja Gudelj received a yellow card, Serbia’s second of the match, in the 49th minute.
59′: Off the post
Brazil kept knocking, and Alex Sandro nearly knocked one in. However, he came up short.
With momentum on Brazil’s side, Richarlison came up with the first goal of the match in the 62nd minute.
Richarlison scores to give Brazil a lead vs. Serbia
In Brazil’s World Cup opener, Richarlison scores to give Brazil a lead over Serbia.
73′: Goal of the tournament!
Richarlison, assisted by Vinícius Júnior, netted his second score of the day shortly after, putting Brazil up 2-0. Richarlison’s acrobatics brought Brazil fans to their feet.
Richarlison puts Brazil ahead 2-0 with an acrobatic goal in 73′
Richarlison scores a goal vs. Serbia in the 73′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.
80′: Injury alert
Antony replaced Neymar because of an injury around the 80-minute mark.
Meanwhile, Brazil continued to put pressure on Serbia, and things ended there.
Setting the stage
Group G was back at the forefront Thursday, as the No. 1 team in the world took the field. Entering Thursday’s match, Brazil was 73-18-18 all-time in the World Cup and had more tournament appearances than any nation (22), including this year.
The Seleção have arguably the most talented roster in the tournament this year, headlined by Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar, who is one of FOX Bet’s favorites to win this year’s Golden Boot.
In the hunt
On the other side, Serbia entered Thursday’s match 18-20-8 all-time in the World Cup (including participation as Yugoslavia). It was the team’s 13th tournament appearance and second straight.
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