Kolarov scores as Serbia hands Costa Rica their first defeat in Russia

Kolarov scores as Serbia hands Costa Rica their first defeat in Russia

- Aleksandre Kolarov scores the only goal of the match as Serbia defeated Costa Rica

- The Roma defender curled in a free kick leaving Keylor Navas no chance in goal

- Brazil and Switzerland will lock horns in their respective opening matches in Group E

Serbia started off their campaign in Group E at the Russia 2018 World Cup with a 1-0 win over Costa Rica.

Roma defender Aleksandre Kolarov scored the only goal of the match courtesy of a superb free kick in the 56th minute.

The match was evenly contested in the first half as both sides threw all they had at each other.

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But Kolarov's stunning free kick made the difference and handed them the advantage going into their next game.

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In other group fixtures, Brazil will later in the day trade tackles with European side, Switzerland as they begin their quest for a sixth World Cup title.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the Super Eagles lost to Croatia in a Group D match played at the Kaliningrad Stadium.

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Oghenekaro Etebo scored an own goal in the first half while Luka Modric got the second from a penalty after William Troot-Ekong was adjudged to have fouled Mario Mandzuic in the box.

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