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Costa Rica vs Serbia

Cosmos Arena
Jun 17, 2018 17:30 IST
Full Time
Kolarov
(57')
F. Calvo
(23')
D. Guzman
(57')
Ivanovic
(60')
Prijovic
(91')
Serbia beat Costa Rica (1 - 0)
  • Costa Rica
    CRC
    Serbia
    SRB
  • 53%
    POSSESSION
    47%
  • 0
    GOALS
    1
  • 10
    SHOTS
    10
  • 3
    SHOTS ON TARGET
    3
  • 18
    FOULS COMMITED
    15
  • 2
    YELLOW CARDS
    2
  • 0
    RED CARDS
    0
  • 1
    OFF SIDES
    3
  • 5
    CORNER KICKS
    4
Match Info
  • Tournament name FIFA World Cup, 2018
  • Venue Cosmos Arena
  • Date Jun 17, 2018 05:30 PM IST
  • Attendance 41432
Match Completed
91'
Prijovic
91'
Aleksandar Mitrovic
Aleksandar Prijovic
83'
Dusan Tadic
Antonio Rukavina
74'
David Guzman
Daniel Colindres
71'
Adem Ljajic
Filip Kostic
67'
Marco Urena
Joel Campbell
61'
Johan Venegas
Christian Bolanos
60'
Ivanovic
57'
Kolarov
57'
D. Guzman
Half Time
23'
F. Calvo
Kick Off

Costa Rica

5-4-1
  • 21
    Marcos Urena
  • 11
    Johan Venegas
    20
    David Guzman
    5
    Celso Borges
    10
    Bryan Ruiz
  • 16
    Cristian Gamboa
    2
    Johnny Acosta
    3
    Giancarlo Gonzalez
    6
    Oscar Duarte
    15
    Francisco Calvo
  • 1
    Keylor Navas
MIDFIELDER
10
Bryan Jafet Ruiz Gonzalez
Midfielder
5
Celso Borges Mora
Midfielder
7
Christian Bolanos Navarro
Midfielder
9
Daniel Colindres Solera
Midfielder
20
David Alberto Guzman Perez
Midfielder
14
Randall Azofeifa Corrales
Midfielder
13
Rodney Wallace
Midfielder
17
Yeltsin Ignacio Tejeda Valverde
Midfielder
GOALKEEPER
1
Keylor Antonio Navas Gamboa
Goalkeeper
23
Leonel Gerardo Moreira Ledezma
Goalkeeper
18
Patrick Alberto Pemberton Bernard
Goalkeeper
FORWARD
12
Joel Nathaniel Campbell Samuels
Forward
11
Johan Alberto Venegas Ulloa
Forward
21
Marcos Danilo Urena Porras
Forward
DEFENDER
8
Bryan Josue Oviedo Jimenez
Defender
16
Cristian Esteban Gamboa Luna
Defender
15
Francisco Javier Calvo Quesada
Defender
3
Giancarlo Gonzalez Castro
Defender
4
Ian Rey Smith Quiros
Defender
2
Johnny Acosta Zamora
Defender
19
Kendall Jamaal Waston Manley
Defender
22
Kenner Gutierrez
Defender
6
Oscar Esau Duarte Gaitan
Defender

Serbia

4-2-3-1
  • 9
    Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 10
    Dusan Tadic
    20
    Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
    22
    Adem Ljajic
  • 21
    Nemanja Matic
    4
    Luka Milivojevic
  • 6
    Branislav Ivanovic
    15
    Nikola Milenkovic
    3
    Dusko Tosic
    11
    Aleksandar Kolarov
  • 1
    Vladimir Stojkovic
MIDFIELDER
22
Adem Ljajic
Midfielder
7
Andrija Zivkovic
Midfielder
10
Dusan Tadic
Midfielder
17
Filip Kostic
Midfielder
4
Luka Milivojevic
Midfielder
16
Marko Grujic
Midfielder
21
Nemanja Matic
Midfielder
20
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
Midfielder
GOALKEEPER
23
Marko Dmitrovic
Goalkeeper
12
Predrag Rajkovic
Goalkeeper
1
Vladimir Stojkovic
Goalkeeper
FORWARD
9
Aleksandar Mitrovic
Forward
8
Aleksandar Prijovic
Forward
19
Luka Jovic
Forward
18
Nemanja Radonjic
Forward
DEFENDER
11
Aleksandar Kolarov
Defender
2
Antonio Rukavina
Defender
6
Branislav Ivanovic
Defender
3
Dusko Tosic
Defender
14
Milan Rodic
Defender
13
Milos Veljkovic
Defender
15
Nikola Milenkovic
Defender
5
Uros Spajic
Defender
90'
Game ends 1-0 to Serbia!
After the video review Costa Rica send the ball forward again but the referee blows the whistle. Not enough quality in the attacking third for Costa Rica today. One goal would have been enough to win the game for either team but Serbia defended better when it counted. The brilliant free kick of Aleksandar Kolarov for the lone goal was the margin in a relatively even game.
90'
Another video review results in yellow card
Game is paused for a minute as the referee examines the video of Aleksandar Prijovic swiping backwards. Prijovic receives a yellow card.
90'
Bolanos offside following free kick
Costa Rica may have had their last chance of the game. Christian Bolanos has space behind the line in front of goal but he is offside.
90'
Commotion along the sideline
Nemanja Matic tries to grab the ball for a throw and winds up in a disagreement with the Costa Rican sideline. Head referee Malang Diedhiou will wait for the VAR team to check for a red card incident.
90'
Nothing from the set piece for Costa Rica
Christian Bolanos rises to meet the Christian Bolanos outswinger but his header is blocked.
90'
Costa Rica earn a corner
Bryan Ruiz sends in the cross, cleared away for a corner.
90'
Free kick - Costa Rica
Cristian Gamboa puts in the low free kick but no teammate gets a foot or head to it and Vladimir Stojkovic covers safely.
90'
5 minutes stoppage time
5 minutes stoppage time
90'
Kostic thinks about passing, shoots high
Filip Kostic receives the pass at the top of the box and instead of passing into the open left side sends a shot well over the bar.
90'
Substitution - Serbia - Prijovic for Mitrovic
Aleksandar Prijovic for Aleksandar Mitrovic
90'
Yellow Card
Aleksandar Prijovic (Serbia)
90'
Substitution
Aleksandar Prijovic (on). Aleksandar Mitrovic (off). (Serbia)
89'
Costa Rica tries the left side
Joel Campbell sends in a desperate low cross but that is cleared away. Not enough bodies in the box for Costa Rica even if the cross had been better.
87'
Serbia with a good chance
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic releases Aleksandar Mitrovic into the center of the box but Giancarlo Gonzalez bumps him away. Play on.
85'
Another errant Costa Rica pass
Christian Bolanos keeps pushing but his pass does not find a teammate. In spite of the urgency coming from the Costa Rican side, Serbia do not seem under pressure.
84'
Serbia defending well
Christian Bolanos tries a cross over the top but Vladimir Stojkovic makes the easy catch. Serbia have two banks of four players sliding across the front of goal and Costa Rica have not found a way through.
83'
Substitution
Antonio Rukavina (on). Dusan Tadic (off). (Serbia)
82'
Substitution - Serbia - Rukavina for Tadic
Antonio Rukavina for Dusan Tadic. Defense for offense.
81'
Costa Rica try the long ball
Bryan Ruiz floats a long ball to Joel Campbell but he fouls Dusko Tosic trying to win the second ball.
79'
Costa Rica not finding space to attack
Easily moving the ball in their own half, Costa Rica resort to trying to cut in from the wing to make chances. Serbia recover well.
76'
Great chances for Serbia
Dusan Tadic slides in a low cross but Filip Kostic cannot bring it down. Then Nemanja Matic has a shot blocked from the top of the box. Costa Rica need to get it out of their own end.
73'
Corner - Costa Rica
Christian Bolanos sends in the corner from the left side but nothing comes of it. Serbia has always had the height advantage in this game and corner kick goals are not exactly a Costa Rican specialty.
73'
Substitution - Costa Rica - Colindres for Guzman
Daniel Colindres enters for David Guzman
73'
Substitution
Daniel Colindres (on). David Guzman (off). (Costa Rica)
72'
Campbell makes a run
Nikola Milenkovic just gets ahead of Joel Campbell asd the Costa Rican forward makes a run into the box. Costa Rica earn a corner from the clearance.
72'
Campbell takes the free kick
Newly entered Joel Campbell sends in a left-footed free kick but it is cleared from the box.
70'
Substitution - Serbia - Kostic for Ljajic
Filip Kostic enters for Adem Ljajic. Llajic did his best to get some attention along the left side but most of the Serbian attack has been from the right today.
70'
Substitution
Filip Kostic (on). Adem Ljajic (off). (Serbia)
68'
More possession from Costa Rica
Serbian players seem to be leaning back towards their own goal now every time a pass is played or defended. But Costa Rica cannot find much room to accelerate.
66'
Substitution - Costa Rica - Campbell for Urena
Joel Campbell enters for Marco Urena
66'
Ivanovic with his best cross of the game
From a throw Branislav Ivanovic loops in a shorter cross but Sergej Milinkovic-Savic cannot redirect the header toward goal.
66'
Substitution
Joel Campbell (on). Marco Urena (off). (Costa Rica)
63'
Costa Rica need a goal
Pushing more players forward could open them up at the back but Costa Rica needs to show more intent in the last 30 minutes. Serbia have settled into a rhythm of sorts.
60'
Free kick - Costa Rica
Christian Bolanos immediately takes the free kick resulting from the Ivanovic foul but it is cleared away.
60'
Substitution - Costa Rica - Bolanos for Venegas
Christian Bolanos enters for Johan Venegas
60'
Substitution
Christian Bolanos (on). Johan Venegas (off). (Costa Rica)
59'
Yellow card - Serbia - Ivanovic
Branislav Ivanovic slides into Johan Venegas.
59'
Serbia back for more
Dusan Tadic dribbles into space on the right and tries to find Adem Ljajic making a run in the center but the cross is not precise enough.
59'
Yellow Card
Branislav Ivanovic (Serbia)
56'
Kolarov scores the free kick! 1-0 Serbia!
Aleksandar Kolarov smoothly rips the left-footed free kick into the top left corner!
56'
Yellow card - Costa Rica - Guzman
David Guzman fouls Aleksandar Mitrovic outside the box and earns a yellow in the process.
56'
Goal
Aleksandar Kolarov (Serbia)
56'
Yellow Card
David Guzman (Costa Rica)
54'
Serbia corner defended
Adem Ljajic puts in the corner but Aleksandar Mitrovic hits his standing header wide to the left. Some grabbing from the Costa Rican players.
53'
Serbia working it up the wings
After finding nothing down the left, Serbia switches play and Aleksandar Kolarov puts in a cross that is cleared by Francisco Calvo for a corner.
52'
Llajic tries a cross from the left
After a corner is cleared, Adem Ljajic tries a cross in from the left but it is cleared away.
50'
Mitrovic with the best chance of the game
Making a compact run into the center of the box, Aleksandar Mitrovic chests down and is denied by Keylor Navas in the center of the box. Nothing comes of the rebound.
49'
Kolarov holding his lower back
The Serbian left-back looks uncomfortable.
47'
Foul - Serbia
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic steps on David Guzman's foot. Free kick in the defensive half.
46'
Costa Rica begin on the front foot
Bryan Ruiz drives down the left and Serbia clears for a throw.
45'
Serbia with most of the possession but no goals
Serbia made most of the chances and most of those came down the right through Dusan Tadic and more centrally from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic but the score never changed. Costa Rica know how to defend low and showed that consistently in the first half. Both teams will want the three points and Serbia could look to bring in more attacking players and loosen up the midfield in the second half.
45'
Overhit cross from Ivanovic
Another thumped cross from the right wing by Branislav Ivanovic does not pay off at the far post. For all the crosses and good movement, Serbia looks frustrated with its lack of good chances.
45'
2 minutes stoppage time
2 minutes stoppage time
44'
Creative effort from Milinkovic-Savic
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic tries an overhead kick behind the Costa Rican back line but he is just offside. Replays show that may not have been the case. Regardless, Keylor Navas made the block and smothered the ball.
42'
Costa Rica calmly overloads the left side
Playing comfortably in the left corner, Francisco Calvo makes a run bu sends the shot a few meters left of the goal.
40'
Costa Rica corner kick
Nothing comes of the swinging kick from the left corner.
39'
Costa Rica with rare attack
Marco Urena slides to his left at the top of the box and sends a left-footed shot up and over the goal. Costa Rica take possession back and Francisco Calvo earns a corner.
37'
Injury break - Acosta and Tosic
Dusko Tosic puts an elbow into Johnny Acosta in mid-air and both players have a moment to collect themselves on the pitch.
34'
Serbia free kick from the corner
Johan Venegas and Dusan Tadic tussle in the corner. Aleksandar Kolarov curls in the left-footer to the box but Keylor Navas makes a diving punch.
32'
Long cross from Ivanovic
Branislav Ivanovic looks to the far post from the right wing but the cross sails out overhead. Costa Rica do not seemed bothered by general right-sided flow of the Serbian attack.
31'
Serbia attacking again from the right
This time Dusan Tadic plays a short ball to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic making a run in but he is dispossessed.
29'
Another cross from Tadic
Right-winger Dusan Tadic continues to find himself in space in the right corner and he sends in another cross to an outnumbered Aleksandar Mitrovic. Costa Rica clears.
27'
Long pass from deep sets Milinkovic-Savic
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic receives a pass from his own half but cannot make the most of the surprise opportunity.
26'
Mitrovic with a nice skill
Aleksandar Mitrovic controls a deflected ball that came down from above but the Costa Rican defense blocks his shot.
24'
Costa Rica tries to counter
A long Serbia cross opens up the right wing for Costa Rica to steam up the wing but a centering pass returns the ball to the steady Serbian midfield.
22'
Yellow Card - Costa Rica - Calvo
Francisco Calvo earns the game's first caution for his low challenge on Dusan Tadic.
22'
Yellow Card
Francisco Calvo (Costa Rica)
21'
Costa Rica going long
David Guzman sends a long diagonal ball to Johan Venegas but he cannot weave into the left side of the box.
20'
More creativity in the right corner
Dusan Tadic takes on a couple defenders and sends in the cross but it does not connect with a teammate in the box.
19'
Free kick headed around and out
Dusan Tadic lofts the kick to the far side of the box and it is cleared away.
18'
Free kick for Serbia
David Guzman puts his hip into Luka Milivojevic and Dusan Tadic has a free kick 40+ yards from goal.
16'
Another cross in from Serbia cleared away
Serbia continues finding space down the right flank but Costa Rica has numbers back.
15'
Ivanovic nice run and cross
Branislav Ivanovic makes an overlapping run to the edge of the box cuts in and slides a pass across the box but no Serbian players are available.
13'
Serbia back the other way
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic sets up Aleksandar Mitrovic on the right side of the box but his effort deflects to the keeper.
12'
Costa Rica play it short
The short corner is sent back and the David Guzman cross eventually comes in to Giancarlo Gonzalez. He rises above the taller Serbian players in the box but cannot get the header down.
11'
Costa Rica working up the left side
Johan Venegas tries to dribble through on the left and his cross is cleared for a throw. After another throw a block is out for the corner.
9'
Serbia more comfortable in possession
Serbia's experienced midfield group works the ball calmly out of their own half but a long ball deep goes to Keylor Navas.
7'
Long effort from Kolarov
Aleksandar Mitrovic sends a pass to the inside left and Aleksandar Kolarov sends a hard left-footed shot low across the face of goal and out. The left-back had space.
4'
Another corner for Serbia
Trying to work it around the edge, Dusan Tadic has his dribble cleared for the corner. Adem Ljajic sends in another outswinger but it is overhit. Aleksandar Kolarov commits a foul and Costa Rica takes over.
3'
Costa Rica earns a corner the other way
Another long ball gets cleared out by Vladimir Stojkovic and after the corner Oscar Duarte crosses it to Giancarlo Gonzalez who hits the header but right at the goalkeeper. Open play on both ends so far.
1'
Serbia corner
Adem Ljajic sends in the corner from the right side. Aleksandar Mitrovic get to it but can't put much behind his header.
1'
The match begins!
And Serbia immediately earn a corner through a long ball into the box.
0'
Formations
Costa Rica sets up in an attacking 5-4-1 that can become a 3-4-3 in attack. Serbia sit deeper in a 4-2-3-1 with Luka Milivojevic and Nemanja Matic behind a creative front four.
0'
Players and anthems
Costa Rica hears its anthem first. Serbia players sing along to theirs, arm in arm.
0'
Group E play begins
Costa Rica and Serbia start Group E matches today with the same goal in mind: finish 2nd in the group behind Brazil. Costa Rica can afford to dream big, retaining key members of the squad that reached the quarter-finals in 2014. Serbia did not qualify for the last world cup and have not made it out of the group since 1998. With Switzerland also in this difficult foursome both teams will hopefully look for the victory today.