Brazil to kick off this 17/2 World Cup treble

Virginia Santiago
June 23, 2018

Brazilian forward Neymar argues with Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers during the World Cup match against Costa Rica.

"It's not normal to cry in the second game of a World Cup", Brazil's biggest newspaper, O Globo, headlined the main article on its website after the drama. Only a handful of players could replicate those numbers, and none of them are in Brazil's squad.

Asked about the reason behind the decision, a Federation Internationale de Football Association spokesperson said: "The colours are actually shared with the teams in April and are only reconfirmed at the match coordination meeting on the day before the match".

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So, when Brazil scored the go-ahead goal in stoppage time Friday en route to a dramatic win over Costa Rica in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Gisele was understandably amped - and let the world know via her Instagram story.

"He had a knock, but I think it was the first time in three-and-a-half months he played 90 minutes", said Tite.

All Brazil needs is a draw, while Serbia can advance with a draw as long as Switzerland loses by two goals to Costa Rica. And it also means that the Brazil vs. Serbia match is basically a knockout game.

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It's Brazil who take centre stage today as they open up proceedings at 13:00 and Paul Robinson believes that they will fare better than their South American rivals did last night. A win for Iceland would take Argentina's fate out of their hands.

Cost Rica are the weakest side in Group E for my money, and that's despite their heroics four years ago.

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