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Friday, 22 June 2018

World Cup 2018: Brazil 2-0 Costa Rica, Phillipe Coutinho Scores Again! (Details & Facts)

Brazil have defeated Costa Rica 2-0 in a very tight match at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


Brazil struck twice in the late stages of the match, breaking the hearts of many Costa Rica fans.


Brazil had many chances to score in the first half but failed with Goalkeeper Keylor Navas providing difficult to get past.


In the Second-half, Brazil continued to pressure the Costa Rica defense which stood strong with the Brazilians failing to convert with so many chances.


The match looked to end in a vital draw for Costa Rica but Phillipe Coutinho fired up in the 90th minute the Neymar volleyed a second six minutes later to secure three points for the 2014 World Cup hosts.


Neymar thought he had a penalty with 13minutes remaining when the referee awarded a spot-kick, then changed his decision after a video assistant referee (VAR) review and adjudging he dived.


The result takes Brazil to the top of Group E with four points, while Costa Rica have none and therefore exit the competition.


Serbia, who have three points, play Switzerland, who drew with Brazil in their opener, later on Friday.


BRAZIL 2-0 COSTA RICA - Phillipe Coutinho (90+2), Neymar (90+6)


COSTA RICA (3-4-3): Keylor Navas; Oscar Duarte , Giancarlo Gonzalez, Johnny Acosta; Cristian Gamboa, Celso Borges, David Guzman, Bryan Ruiz; Bryan Ruiz, Marco Urena, Johan Venegas.


BRAZIL (4-3-3): Alisson; Fagner, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Paulinho, Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho; Willian, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar.


Facts:-


9 - Brazil have won nine of their 10 previous internationals against Costa Rica, losing only in a friendly in March 1960. Dominant.


56 - Neymar is now the outright third top goalscorer for Brazil, trailing only Pelé (77) and Ronaldo (62). Icon.


Brazil’s second goal was timed at 96:49 – the latest recorded 90th minute goal in a World Cup match since 1966. Knockout.



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