Brazil beat Serbia 2-0 to qualify for 2018 World Cup round of 16

Brazil beat Serbia 2-0 to qualify for 2018 World Cup round of 16

- Brazil have qualified for the round of 16 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

- They defeated Serbia 2-0 in their final Group E game on Wednesday night, June 27

- Paulinho and Thiago Silva scored the two goals for the South Americans

Five-time world champions Brazil have qualified for the round of 16 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after beating Serbia 2-0 in their last Group E game on Wednesday night, June 27.

A win for Serbia would have also sent them to the round of 16 stages, but they met a Brazilian side who gave them no chance to soar in the game.

Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho had a superb chance to score the first goal for Brazil in the 12th minute when he was set up by Neymar, but his shot was blocked.

Brazil beat Serbia 2-0 to qualify for 2018 World Cup round of 16

Paulinho celebrates his first goal agianst Serbia (photo: Getty)

The former Liverpool star later provided a superb chance for Paulinho to score the first goal for Brazil in the 36th minute.

Manchester United star Nemanja Matic had a chance to restore parity for Serbia in the 43rd minute, but his shot was parried away for a corner by goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

Thiago Silver scored the second and winning goal for Brazil in the 68th minute via a stunning header as he benefited from a superb cross by Neymar.

Brazil won the match 2-0 to finish top of Group E at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with 7 points.

In the other game in Group E, Switzerland were forced to a 2-2 draw by Costa Rica for them to finished Group E as runners up.

Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how South American giants Brazil finally got a well-deserved win after Philippe Coutinho and Neymar’s added time goals helped them to beat hard fighting Costa Rica 2-0 in Friday’s Group E fixture at the Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg.

The Brazilians who were yet to record a win at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia played out a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in their opening game, and were close to record another draw before the former Liverpool man struck the first goal.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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