World Cup latest: Two goals from Brazil sink Serbia, again

  • Richarlison came through for the “Seleção” scoring both goals for Brazil.

  • Neymar, seeking his first major title with Brazil, stayed at 75 goals for the national team, two shy of Pelé’s scoring record and was substituted, apparently injured, late in the game. 

  • Brazil, trying to win its first World Cup in two decades, is unbeaten in its last 20 opening games, with 17 victories. 

  • The South American footballing powerhouse has finished first in its group in the last 10 World Cups.

  • Brazil and Serbia also played in the group stage in 2018, with Brazil also winning 2-0 to reach the next stage at Serbia’s expense in that tournament.

  • Since competing as Serbia in 2010, the the country has not advanced to the knockout rounds of the World Cup.

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