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A fine free kick from Aleksandar Kolarov in the 56th minute was enough to seal all the 3 points for Serbia in first match of Group E vs Costa Rica.
Both teams went into the match with the chance of securing the win. But Costa Rica squandered 2 first half chances and had to settle for a 0-0 scoreline going into the break.
Coming back from halftime Costa Rica men could not create much chances as the Serbian defense stood tall. In the 56th minute Calvo fouled Mitrovic which lead to Kolarov scoring a stunning free kick in the top right corner which happened to be the match’s only goal.
Even though Serbia would have looked to score more with Mitrovic missing some brillant chances they will take this 1-0 win with both hands.
This three points put Serbia on top of Group E with Brazil and Switzerland due to meet later tonight.
Here are the highlights of the match.