Neymar, Brazil Win Group E with Victory vs

Neymar, Brazil Win Group E with Victory vs

Brazil has won Group E at the World Cup after defeating Serbia 2-0 on Wednesday in their final group stage match.

Brazil who needed all three points and a superior goal difference to finish atop Group E started the brighter of the two sides with their fluid attacking play forcing the compact Serbian defence to soak up the early pressure.

Anxious no more, Brazil is through at the World Cup.

Paulinho gave his team the lead when he met a lofted ball from Philippe Coutinho in the 36th minute.

For Serbia, Mitrovic was a direct force up front, while Tadic picked up where he left off against Switzerland, being a threat down the right.

But Aleksandar Mitrovic found an opposition defender when he should have scored and saw another header saved by the unconvincing Alisson. Coutinho once again came through for Brazil as he put the victor home in the 91st minute while Neymar sealed the match off with one of his own in the 97th.

In a week in which numerous pre-tournament favourites have struggled, Brazil gave a very assured performance, particularly in the first half.

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The previous match of England vs Tunisia resulted in 2-1, only to prove that they can pose to be a threat to Belgium . The Red Devils were rampant at times and rested both forwards in the second half for tougher tests ahead.

Marcelo is widely considered to be the best left-back in European football.

With the biggest South Korea upset against Germany, in the day's first game, Brazil had all to do if they were to avoid another embarrassing exit like the former champions.

A win or even a draw will be enough for Switzerland to book themselves a ticket for the knockout stages.

Brazil eliminated Serbia and secured their place in the second round of the World Cup after a comfortable 2-0 victory in Moscow.

A second goal demoralised Serbia as Brazil regained their fluency, the influential Coutinho seeing a fine shot deflected narrowly wide and Stojkovic twice denying an onrushing Neymar, as they closed out the win with relative ease.

Serbia pushed for an equaliser but lacked the cutting edge and were caught by a classic suck-punch when Thiago Silva headed home powerfully from an outswinging Neymar corner on 68 minutes.

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