Costa Rica v Serbia, 17 June 2018

Score1-0 to Serbia
RefereeMalang Diedhiou
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group E
VenueCosmos Stadium, Samara
Attendance41,432
Kick-off: 4.00pm local Costa Rica v Serbia was Match 10 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Refereeing team: Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal) Assistant Referee 1: Djibril Camara (Senegal) Assistant Referee 2: El Hadji Samba (Senegal) Fourth Official: Bamlak Tessema (Ethiopia) Reserve AR: Tikhon Kalugin (Russia) VAR: Clement Turpin (France) Serbia were the lowest FIFA ranked European nation at this World Cup finals (34th). Including one appearance for Serbia and Montenegro, Branislav Ivanović became Serbia's most capped player (104th cap) in this game. The previous record holder was Dejan Stankovic (103 caps). This was Costa Rica's first defeat at the World Cup finals since 2006 to end an unbeaten run of five games.

0  Costa Rica

Manager: Oscar Ramirez

1  Serbia

Manager: Mladen Krstajic

Goals:

Goals:

Aleksandar Kolarov 56 G

Starting lineup:

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

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Vladimir Stojković
Defender Aleksandar Kolarov (captain)
Defender Duško Tošić
Defender/Midfielder Branislav Ivanović
Defender/Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Midfielder Luka Milivojević
Midfielder/Forward Adem Ljajić
Midfielder/Forward Sergej Milinković-Savić
Midfielder/Forward Dušan Tadić

Substitutions:

Christian Bolaños for Johan Venegas 60
Joel Campbell for Marco Ureña 66
Daniel Colindres for David Guzmán 73

Substitutions:

Filip Kostić for Adem Ljajić 70
Antonio Rukavina for Dušan Tadić 82
Aleksandar Prijović for Aleksandar Mitrović 90

Cards:

Francisco Calvo 21 Y
David Guzmán 56 Y

Cards:

Branislav Ivanović 59 Y
Aleksandar Prijović 90 Y

On the bench:

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

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic
Goalkeeper Predrag Rajković
Defender Milan Rodić
Defender Antonio Rukavina
Defender Uroš Spajić
Midfielder Marko Grujić
Midfielder Filip Kostić
Midfielder Nemanja Radonjić
Midfielder Andrija Živković
Forward Luka Jović

Comments:

Aleksandar Prijović was shown a yellow card after a VAR review eight minutes into injury time at the end of the game.