Brazil v Costa Rica, 22 June 2018

Score2-0 to Brazil
RefereeBjörn Kuipers
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group E
VenueSaint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance64,468
Kick-off: 3.00pm local Brazil v Costa Rica was the 24th game played at the FIFA World Cup 2018 (Match no 25) Refereeing team: Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands) Assistant Referee 1: Sander van Roekel (Netherlands) Assistant Referee 2: Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands) Fourth Official: Damir Skomina (Slovenia) Reserve AR: Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia) VAR: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands) AVAR 1: Artur Dias (Portugal) AVAR 2: Joe Fletcher (Canada) AVAR 3: Mark Geiger (USA) Philippe Coutinho gave Brazil the lead in the fist minute of added time at the end of the game with Neymar adding their second six minutes later to complete Brazil's first World Cup finals win vi a goal scored in the 90th minute. With 12 minutes of normal time remaining, referee Björn Kuipers awarded a penalty to Brazil after he judged that Giancarlo Gonzalez had pulled down Neymar. However, having been advised by VAR to review the video footage, he overturned his decision. Ony Pelé (77) and Ronaldo (62) had now scored more goals for Brazil than Neymar (56). Brazil were now unbeaten in their last 13 games (won nine) and conceded only three goals in that run. With one group game still to play, Costa Rica became the first CONCACAF nation to be eliminated from this World Cup finals. Los Ticos reached the last eight in 2014.

2  Brazil

Manager: Tite

0  Costa Rica

Manager: Oscar Ramirez

Goals:

Philippe Coutinho 90 G
Neymar 90 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker
Defender Fágner
Defender Miranda
Defender Thiago Silva (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Marcelo
Midfielder Casemiro
Midfielder Paulinho
Midfielder Willian
Midfielder/Forward Philippe Coutinho
Forward Neymar

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Keylor Navas
Defender Johnny Acosta
Defender Óscar Duarte
Defender/Midfielder Cristian Gamboa
Defender/Midfielder Bryan Oviedo
Midfielder Celso Borges
Midfielder David Guzmán
Midfielder/Forward Bryan Ruiz (captain)
Forward Marco Ureña
Forward Johan Venegas

Substitutions:

Douglas Costa for Willian 46
Roberto Firmino for Paulinho 68
Fernandinho for Gabriel Jesus 90

Substitutions:

Christian Bolaños for Marco Ureña 54
Francisco Calvo for Cristian Gamboa 75
Yeltsin Tejeda for David Guzmán 83

Cards:

Philippe Coutinho 81 Y
Neymar 81 Y

Cards:

Johnny Acosta 84 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Cassio
Goalkeeper Ederson
Defender Filipe Luís
Defender Marquinhos
Defender Pedro Geromel
Defender/Midfielder Fernandinho
Midfielder Douglas Costa
Midfielder Fred
Midfielder Renato Augusto
Midfielder/Forward Roberto Firmino
Forward Taison

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Leonel Moreira
Goalkeeper Patrick Pemberton
Defender Francisco Calvo
Defender Ian Smith
Defender Kendall Waston
Midfielder Randall Azofeifa
Midfielder Christian Bolaños
Midfielder Yeltsin Tejeda
Midfielder Rodney Wallace
Midfielder/Forward Joel Campbell