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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

World Cup 2018: Brazil & Switzerland Qualify For Round Of 16 (Details & Facts)

Paulinho and Thiago Silva scored as Brazil secured a place in the knockout stages with a win over Serbia.


Brazil reached the last 16 after Paulinho and Thiago Silva scored to secure a 2-0 win over Serbia on Wednesday.


Paulinho opened the scoring in the 36th minute when he timed his run perfectly to reach Phillipe Coutinho's through pass and chip the ball over Goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic.


Serbia's  forward Aleksandar Mitrovic has lots of chances but failed to equalize in the second half before defender Thiago Silva sealed the three points with a header from a corner in the 68th minute.


The record Champions finished top of Group E with seven points [2 wins, 1draw 0lose], Serbia finish 3rd with three points.


In the other match of the night, Switzerland secured their place in the round of 16 with a 2-2 draw against Costa Rica.


BRAZIL 2-0 SERBIA - PAULINHO (34), SILVA (67)


Brazil XI: Becker, Fagner, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marcelo, Casemiro, Paulinho, Coutinho, Willian, Jesus, Neymar.


Serbia XI: Stoikovic, Rukavina, Milenkovic, Veljkovic, Kolarov, Milinkovic-Savic, Matic, Tadic, Ljajic, Kostic, Mitrovic.


Facts:-


424 - Costa Rica have scored their first goal in 424 minutes of play at the World Cup, last netting against Greece in the Last 16 in 2014. Celebration.


32 - Costa Rica are the last team to score at the 2018 World Cup, with their 24th shot.Bingo.


2 - Both of Thiago Silva's goals at the WorldCup finals have been from corner situations, with both assisted by Neymar (previously v Colombia in 2014). Telepathy.


19 - Neymar has now been directly involved in 19 goals in his last 18 appearances for the national side (10 goals, 9 assists). Icon.


3 - Costa Rica have conceded three goals in the final five minutes of games in this year's World Cup, more than any other side.Switch-off.


3 - Yann Sommer is the third goalkeeper to score an own goal at a World Cup after Noel Valladares in 2014 and Andoni Zubizarreta in 1998. Unlucky.


13 - Brazil have qualified from the Round 1 Group Stage of the World Cup for the 13th consecutive tournament, a run stretching back to 1970. Consistency


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