- 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.
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.
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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