Brazil v Costa Rica, Group E, 22 June 2018

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A 15-year-old Pakistani boy conducted the coin-toss for the match between Brazil and Costa Rica on Friday at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation.

Brazil, instantly recognizable in their famous yellow shirts and blue shorts, were kitted out in an all-blue number for the match at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.

Betway offer decent odds of 1.7 on Neymar scoring against the Costa Ricans but, in what should be a very straightforward victory, we'll combine that with Brazil winning at half-time and full-time, and scoring at least three times in our #betyourway combination. Costa Rica has been eliminated.

Australia wore their dark green away kit in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Denmark in Group C.

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Brazil are now on four points and top Group E, with Serbia (2nd) set to play Switzerland (3rd), while Costa Rica are the first CONCACAF nation to exit the World Cup.

Neymar dropped to his knees after the final whistle, sobbing in his hands as his teammates surrounded him and then lifted him off the ground.

Neymar was redeemed with virtually the last kick of the game as he cushioned a volley into an empty net after a selfless cross from Costa, securing a victory which puts Brazil in a strong position to make the last 16.

Neymar had a running battle with the referee for most of the match.

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A largely frustrating afternoon for the five-time world champions - during which Neymar was heavily criticised for his on-field theatrics - was forgotten thanks to two goals in stoppage time.

The match between Brazil and Serbia in Moscow on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) could yet determine which teams finish in first and second place in Group E.

With the game heading into the final 20 minutes, Brazil brought Roberto Firmino into the fray for Paulinho, a scramble in their own area shortly beforehand having offered a reminder that Costa Rica could still pose a threat.

With Neymar still short of his best following the foot injury, Brazil once again turned to Coutinho for inspiration. Brazil would only need one to finally break the game open.

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Neymar is yet to score at the World Cup, but he has still managed to attract plenty of attention.

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