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Brazil - Costa Rica
World Cup - 22 June 2018
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FT: Brazil 2-0 Costa Rica. Stoppage-time strikes from Coutinho and Neymar get Brazil off the hook as they move top of Group E ahead of Serbia's meeting with Switzerland.
GOAL! Neymar seals the victory as he guides home Costa's cut back from the right.
It's still all Brazil. They will pick up all three points and avoid a major scare.
Coutinho and Firmino combine down the left but the latter miscues horribly wide from eight yards out.
Brazil managing the game now. No sign of a Costa Rica response.
BRAZIL CHANGE: Jesus off, Fernandinho on.
- GoalPhilippe CoutinhoBrazil
GOAL! Brazil have nicked it. Coutinho arrives on cue to stab a low shot through Navas' legs after Jesus had initially failed to collect Firmino's knock down.
Six minutes added.
Now Navas is down after punching the ball clear and colliding with Casemiro. Play eventually continues. Can Brazil manufacture one last chance?
Duarte goes down and takes his time receiving treatment. Neymar gives him a piece of his mind as he gets to his feet. Costa Rica close to a famous draw.
Navas with more safe hands to easily keep out Casemiro's long-range drive.
Brazil running out of time.
A flurry of blue shirts chase a loose ball in the box, but once again it won't fall kindly and Navas is able to drop on it.
Coutinho with another pop at goal - but Navas is there again.
- Yellow cardJohnny AcostaCosta Rica
- OffDavid GuzmánCosta Rica
- OnYeltsin TejedaCosta Rica
COSTA RICA CHANGE: Guzman off, Tejeda on.
- Yellow cardPhilippe CoutinhoBrazil
Coutinho also booked.
- Yellow cardNeymarBrazil
Neymar is booked now. He bounces the ball down in frustration after the official had given a free kick to Costa Rica.
The referee also opts against booking Neymar for diving. On review he decides there wasn't enough for Neymar to go down like he did.
Costa Rica are furious and they are surrounding the referee. Gonzalez penalised for pulling back Neymar. It will be reviewed by VAR... and the referee has decided not to award the spot kick! Wow!
PENALTY TO BRAZIL!
Another Brazilian corner comes to nothing. Brazil attack again down the left through Marcelo. It falls for Coutinho whose angled outside of the foot cross is gathered well by Navas.
Another half chance for Neymar... But the PSG man's attempt from the left side of the box is deflected behind.
- OffCristian GamboaCosta Rica
- OnFrancisco CalvoCosta Rica
COSTA RICA CHANGE: Gamboa off, Calvo on.
The whole stadium was expecting the net to bulge then - only Neymar knows how it didn't.
CLOSE! Neymar hides his face in his shirt after seizing upon a mistake, racing clear but somehow failing to hit the target with a right-foot shot.
Brazil going for it with both Jesus and Firmino up top.
Casemiro meets the right-wing corner, but his head lacks pace and lands straight into the hands of Navas.
Neymar spins beyond his marker and accelerates into the right of the area. His final touch is heavy and Oviedo gets across to make a vital interception.
- OnRoberto FirminoBrazil
BRAZIL CHANGE: Firmino on for Paulinho.
It looks like Firmino will be coming on shortly.
Paulinho hangs out a high boot to try and connect with Neymar's dangerous centre. Duarte gets there first and earns a free kick thanks to his bravery.
Neymar with another sight of goal, but his low effort lacks real punch and Navas gathers at the second attempt.
It's been a much brighter second period. Both sides have had their moments, but Brazil look the most likely to break the deadlock.
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VIDEO: Neymar thwarted by Navas.
Duarte miscues his volley after a right-wing cross had caused panic in the Brazil defence.
Here come the Samba boys again. Paulinho tees up Coutinho who sees his low effort flash straight at Navas.
Costa Rica break at speed. Bolanos has three in support, but dallies and the chance to open up Brazil goes begging.
SAVE! Navas brilliantly tips Neymar's first-time shot over the bar after a strong run and cross from Paulinho on the right.
It's been all Brazil in this half. Surely Costa Rica can't keep this up for the next 35-40 minutes?
- OffMarcos UreñaCosta Rica
- OnChristian BolañosCosta Rica
COSTA RICA CHANGE: Urena off, Bolanos on.
Costa Rica defend a succession of corners well. Brazil still pressing though.
All hands to the pump for Los Ticos right now. Brazil have really upped the tempo.
OFF THE BAR! Jesus heads a right-wing cross against the crossbar. Costa Rica can't quite clear their lines and Coutinho sees a goal-bound shot from just inside the box deflect just wide.
CLOSE! Coutinho clips a ball to the far post, but Neymar can't quite get on the end of it and Navas is there to fall on the ball.
- OnDouglas CostaBrazil
BRAZIL HT CHANGE: Douglas Costa on for Willian.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! Brazil get the contest back underway.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Brazil 0-0 Costa Rica.
Free kick to Costa Rica on the right. It's a chance to turn a good first half into a great one. In the end, Guzman overhits it and the referee blows for HT.
One minute added.
Brazil find space down the right but no-one is in the box to take advantage of Willian's low ball. Costa Rica are nearly there.
Marcelo drives forward, cuts inside and rifles in a low right-foot effort that Navas gets down well to smother.
Replays showing a Brazil penalty appeal from the corner that saw Duarte wrestle his man to the floor. So much for using VAR....
Costa Rica break at pace from Brazil's corner. Gamboa surges down the left and plays it through for Urena who is clear - but offside. He really should have held his run.
Marcelo rakes a super ball from left to right. Willian attacks Ovideo, but can't get his cross beyond the Costa Rican. Corner ball.
Costa Rica are defending deep now and look rather keen to get to the half time whistle.
VIDEO: Neymar's nearly-moment.
Wonderful play from Neymar, who dumps a defender on his backside with a stunning turn on the left of the box, before hanging a ball to the far post that is magnificently defended by Oviedo.
Coutinho jinks in from the left and curves a 25-yard effort over. Signs that Brazil are upping the ante now.
Marcelo with another long-range drive from the left, but this time it flashes a few yards wide.
Smart goalkeeping from Navas to thwart Neymar after the PSG man had threatened to get on the end of Coutinho's exquisite pass from deep.
GOAAA - NO! Gabriel Jesus kills Marcelo's low shot from distance and wastes little time lashing it into the back of the net. Unfortunately for the Man City forward he is a yard or two offside.
Neymar spins into a yard of space but his cross towards Paulinho is too deep. Costa Rica will take that all day long.
Thiago Silva meets another Neymar free kick but can't guide his header back across goal.
Neymar fires another free kick into the box, but this time it's too close to Navas.
Johan Venegas lucky not receive a caution after bundling Neymar to the floor as he threatened down the left. The PSG man had looked set to hit top gear after bewitching a defender with a flick over his header by the touchline.
VIDEO: Costa Rica's golden opportunity.
Neymar curves the free kick into a packed area, but Giancarlo Gonzalez rises highest to thump a header to safety.
Neymar fouled on the far left. Costa Rica not giving him time to weave his magic.
After a bright start, that near-miss has knocked a tiny bit of the swagger out of Brazil. How will they respond?
How Borges would love to have that one back! He really should have buried that.
CLOSE! Gamboa motors to the right byline and cuts it back brilliantly for Celso Borges, who arrives on cue inside the box but guides his low effort just wide of the far post.
Brazil knocking it about at the back as Casemiro jogs to the touchline to get treatment for a nose bleed.
Neymar's teasing cross from the resulting kick is firmly nodded to safety by the Los Ticos rearguard.
Willian tumbled by Guzman 25 yards out and to the far right of the area.
The most notable thing about this game so far, is that it's never quite the same when Brazil aren't wearing their famous yellow tops.
The first spell of possession for Costa Rica comes to nothing after the early pressure from Brazil.
Brazil looking like they mean business as they bid to get back on track today. The pre-tournament favourites are winless in three World Cup matches, which is their worst run since 1978 when they went four games without victory.
Gabriel Jesus can't quite spin into space to make anything of Fagner's bouncing, low cross. Costa Rica make a meal of clearing it though and Coutinho flashes a 20-yarder just over the top.
DID YOU KNOW? Costa Rica have only beaten South American opposition once before at a World Cup finals. That was four years ago when they defeated Uruguay 3-1.
Brazil's greatest ever player is confident of victory.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Costa Rica get us underway. Brazil are in their blue strip.
VIDEO: Coutinho's superb strike against Switzerland was the ex-Liverpool playmaker's 12th goal for his country. The Barcelona man has netted five of those from outside the penalty area.
MARKED MAN? Neymar was fouled no fewer than 10 times against Switzerland. That's the most one player has been fouled in a World Cup game since England's Alan Shearer (11 times) against Tunisia in 1998.
STATS: Costa Rica have netted just once from their last 31 attempts at the World Cup, but could have some joy if they do get in sight of goal today. The Brazilians have shipped 10 from the last 13 efforts on target against them.
Wednesday night’s 3-0 defeat to Croatia will surely go down as one of the lowest points in Argentina’s World Cup history. This no doubt makes good reading for Brazilians who will be hoping to rub salt in their arch rivals' wounds with a big win this afternoon.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Brazil have won all but one of their 10 previous meetings with Costa Rica. Indeed, you have to go all the way back to 1960 for Los Ticos' solitary victory in a friendly. The teams have met twice before at the World Cup with Selecao winning 1-0 in 1990 and 5-2 in 2002.
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Costa Rica's skipper Bryan Ruiz: "Switzerland pressed them in midfield and that's what you need to do because everybody knows that Brazil are best from midfield going forward. We need to win the ball back quickly and counter-attack quickly."
Philippe Coutinho: "We said after the last game we need to improve. All games are like a final, even more so in the World Cup. We need to take responsibility and our heads have to be in the right place. This game is important and we're looking for three points."
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As it stands in Group E: Serbia currently lead the way after picking up the three points courtesy of their narrow 1-0 success over Costa Rica. Brazil and Switzerland have one point each following their 1-1 draw.
It's one change apiece in terms of the line-ups. Brazil bring in Corinthians defender Fagner in place of injured Man City right back Danilo. Neymar is fit to start despite a scare over his fitness during the week. As for Costa Rica, they bring in Sunderland's Bryan Ovideo in place of Minnesota United's Francisco Calvo.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - BRAZIL: Alisson, Fágner, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marcelo, Coutinho, Casemiro, Paulinho, Willian, Gabriel Jesús, Neymar. /// COSTA RICA: Navas, Gamboa, Acosta, González, Duarte, Oviedo, Venegas, Guzmán, Borges, Bryan Ruiz, Ureña.
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