Kolarov free-kick Credit: Getty Images
  • 2018 FIFA World Cup (Group E)
  • Serbia 1-0 Costa Rica
  • Brazil 1-1 Switzerland
[/media-credit] Aleksandar Kolarov free-kick Credit: Getty Images

Serbia started the Sunday’s action of the World Cup with a commanding display against Costa Rica and secured the 1-0 Group E victory with a wonder-strike from Aleksandar Kolarov at the Samara Arena.

Aleksandar Kolarov produced a moment of captain’s inspiration, curling home a superb free-kick as Serbia got their World Cup campaign up and running with a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica.

With Costa Rica proving a tough nut to crack, Kolarov stepped up to bury a 25m effort, lighting up an otherwise tight game in the southern Russian city of Samara.

Serbia had dominated against a Costa Rica side who had rarely threatened after a bright start but chances were thin on the ground until Kolarov made the breakthrough in the 56th minute.

Heavy favourites Brazil played to a one all draw with Switzerland in the second group game.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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