Richarlison’s beautiful golazo despatched Brazil previous Serbia on the World Cup

Richarlison scored twice, the second with a shocking acrobatic strike, to assist Brazil beat Serbia 2-0 on the World Cup.

Within the 73rd minute, the striker used a one-shot to elevate the ball into the air, then spun round and obtained off the bottom earlier than smashing the ball into the web together with his proper foot.

Brazil began with Neymar till Richarlison scored from shut vary within the 62nd minute to interrupt by way of the Serbian defence.

Vinicius Jr. had two assists.

Neymar, who was chasing his first title as a part of Brazil’s nationwide staff, scored 75 targets for his nation, simply two in need of Pele’s tally.

The Brazil ahead was introduced off the bench within the 79th minute with ice on his ankle and crying on the bench. Neymar injured his proper ankle within the second half and limped and grimaced earlier than leaving the sector after taking a number of heavy hits throughout the recreation. He was in tears on the bench as medical doctors started to deal with him within the last minutes of the sport at Lusail Stadium. He pulled his shirt over his head because the medical doctors iced his leg.

Brazil ahead Neymar walks away with a swollen ankle on the finish of the World Cup Group G match between Brazil and Serbia on the Lusail Stadium in Qatar. (Giuseppe Cacas/AFP through Getty Photos)

Brazil staff physician Rodrigo Lasmar mentioned Neymar sprained his ankle.

“We put ice on him whereas he was on the bench after which did some bodily remedy,” Lasmar mentioned. “No checks are scheduled presently, however we’ll schedule one if essential. He will likely be beneath statement. We’ll know extra tomorrow.”

Brazil coach Tite mentioned he’s assured Neymar will proceed to play on the World Cup, however Lasmar mentioned it was too early to speak about an damage.

Tite began with an attack-loving staff that featured 4 strikers: Neymar, Vinicius Junior, Rafinha and Richarlison. Attacking midfielder Lucas Paqueta performed alongside defensive midfielder Casemiro.

However Serbia had a number of gamers and prevented Brazil from creating many essential probabilities. Neymar tried to regulate his tempo however struggled to seek out house in entrance. He, Vinicius Junior and Rafinha missed probabilities early on.

Brazil’s finest probability earlier than Richarlison’s opener was Alex Sandro’s low shot within the sixtieth minute. Neymar had his finest probabilities with a free kick within the fiftieth minute and a free kick within the fifty fifth minute.

Neymar, now 30, has been the focal point for Brazil as he arrives at his third World Cup. He has but to win a serious title with the nationwide staff, having helped the Selecao to their first Olympic gold medal on the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Video games.

Brazil, who’re attempting to win the World Cup for the primary time in 20 years, are unbeaten of their final 20 matches, profitable 17 of them. Within the final 10 World Cups, they took first place of their division.

Ronaldo leads Portugal to Ghana

Cristiano Ronaldo made world cup historical past after closing his eyes and taking a deep breath.

The Portugal ahead turned the primary man to attain in 5 World Cups with a Sixty fifth-minute penalty towards Ghana on Thursday.

Andre Ayew equalized for Ghana eight minutes later, however Joao Felix put Portugal forward once more within the 78th minute earlier than Rafael Leao added a 3rd. Osman Bukari lowered Ghana’s deficit within the 89th over.

Ronaldo, 37, has been aiming to showcase his skills to potential new golf equipment after terminating his contract with Manchester United this week. After losing two good probabilities within the first half, Ghana went down beneath a problem from defender Mohammed Salisu and transformed a penalty.

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his staff’s first purpose throughout the FIFA World Cup Group H match between Portugal and Ghana at Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar. (Hassan Ammar/The Related Press)

After hitting the ball into the again of the web, a spinning and smiling Ronaldo made his normal leap. The viewers roared “SI-UUU” as he pirouetted and was overwhelmed by his teammates.

He has scored in each World Cup since his debut in 2006 and has scored 118 targets for the nationwide staff.

It was the tip of a World Cup match within the ninth minute when Portugal defender Danilo cleared the ball close to the road. After the substitution, Ronaldo, sitting within the dugout, put his palms on his head.

Ronaldo, in fact, took middle stage firstly of his fifth and probably last World Cup, notably after giving unauthorized interviews throughout the event criticizing Manchester United’s supervisor, homeowners and teammates. His departure from the English membership on Tuesday means he’s within the Qatari store window.

One other scoring feat provides luster to his resume. A free-kick towards Iran in 2006 took his tally to eight in 18 video games on the World Cup, when he lifted the ball previous Ghana goalkeeper Lawrence Ati after a protracted penalty.

Bruno Fernandes arguably performed the extra essential position in Portugal’s victory, scoring the staff’s second and third targets with completely weighted passes.

Nonetheless, Portugal’s gamers nearly despatched him off after shedding their composure within the closing minutes of the sport, which led to hilarious footage of Bucari doing a “SI-UUU” celebration after Ronaldo’s purpose.

Within the different Group H match, South Korea and Uruguay drew 0-0.

Embolo’s purpose gave Switzerland a elevate over Cameroon

Breel Embolo’s purpose gave Switzerland a 1-0 win over Cameroon on the World Cup on Thursday, and he stored his promise to not have a good time scoring towards his native nation.

Yaoundé’s Swiss ahead struck together with his proper foot within the forty eighth minute, standing alone within the middle of the purpose eight yards earlier than Xherdan Shaqiri’s low go.

Switzerland’s Breel Embolo celebrates after scoring with teammate Granit Xhaka throughout the males’s World Cup match towards Cameroon on Thursday. (Ricardo Mazalan/The Related Press)

Embolo then pursed his lips and held his palms out large in apology earlier than his team-mates ran in direction of him close to the penalty spot.

He pointed to the Swiss followers behind the purpose and in direction of the Cameroon followers on the alternative facet of the Al Janoub Stadium.

The 25-year-old striker left Cameroon together with his household when he was 5 years previous. They hung out in France earlier than settling in Switzerland, the place they’re competing of their second World Cup.

Regardless of the targets scored by a participant of African descent, groups from the African continent have failed to attain of their 4 matches on the World Cup. All have been towards higher-ranked groups, with Morocco, Tunisia and Croatia every drawing 0-0.

Since 2002, Cameroon have misplaced 8 World Cup finals.

Brazil and Serbia are additionally in Group G and can play on Thursday evening.

South Korea-Uruguay ended 0-0

One other favored staff didn’t impress within the first spherical of the World Cup.

This time round, South Korea’s 0-0 draw with South American powerhouse Uruguay on Thursday will possible profit the Asian staff.

The draw on the Training Metropolis Stadium was one more World Cup match with spectacular outcomes. Each Argentina and Germany misplaced their opening video games with huge upsets. It jogged my memory of being a special particular person.

Uruguay nationwide staff coach Diego Alonso expressed his satisfaction and South Korea nationwide staff coach Paulo Bento was additionally happy. Alonso sounded much less satisfied.

“I’m happy with the outcome,” Alonso mentioned. “I am certain the final recreation will determine the stage on this group. Everyone knows that the second and third video games are essential, however it will not have an effect on the draw or not.”

Uruguay will subsequent face Portugal in Group H, whereas South Korea will tackle Ghana in each matches on Monday. The highest two groups from the group will qualify for the spherical of 16.

South Korean striker Son Hyun-min was carrying a masks over a damaged left eye socket and was extra prone to rating towards the extra skilled Uruguayans. From the opening whistle, the South Korean staff was sooner.

Many South Korean followers donned Batman masks in solidarity with Son, who was injured in a Champions League recreation on November 2 whereas taking part in for English membership Tottenham. He had a number of probabilities early on, however appeared to tire within the second half.

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