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The result means Brazil have avoided the ignominy of equalling their longest winless run at the World Cup. Argentina didn't play, but they are feeling better than they did after the Croatia game.

Brazil is coming off a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in its opening match of the 2018 World Cup.

Roberto Firmino made an impact as a second-half substitute to help Brazil to a 2-0 victory over Costa Rica in Saint Petersburg on Friday.

Switzerland came out with an impressive draw against Brazil and will look to keep the momentum going against Serbia.

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Neymar told Brazilian media that there was nothing to worry about, and he is expected to return to training on Wednesday. But Brazil's determination and talent paid off in the end, giving them three crucial points, which has them in a good spot to move on from the group stage.

It was a free kick from Kolarov that put Serbia in solid position in the group, but Switzerland may be as tough a foe as Brazil.

The Serbs were wasteful against Costa Rica last weekend with Aleksander Mitrovic being the main guilty party.

Cost Rica are the weakest side in Group E for my money, and that's despite their heroics four years ago. "In general, Federation Internationale de Football Association endeavour to ensure that each team wears its official team kit at least once during the group stage", they said. Their results coming into Russian Federation weren't great and they were lucky not to lose by more than a goal to nil against Serbia on Sunday.

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