Captain Kolarov fires Serbia to victory over Costa Rica

Serbia coach Mladen Krstaji

Serbia boss Mladen Krstajić will be hoping to start with a win

Serbia have won their opening game at a World Cup tournament for the first time since 1998, when they did so as Yugoslavia against Iran. They will be looking to progress out of Group E, and three points against Serbia would go some way in securing a place in the knockout stages for a second consecutive World Cup.

In the first match on Sunday, Serbia will take on Costa Rica.

Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic, who replaced Slavoljub Muslin a year ago, put together a veteran defense with Kolarov, who plays for Roma, and former Chelsea player Branislav Ivanovic. Find out by following our live matchcast. Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic also wasted a good opportunity in the 28th minute, but he was ruled offside anyway.

"The Serbians did their homework very well", Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez said.

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The Eagles defeated Costa Rica 1-0 in their World Cup opener Sunday, secured by Aleksandar Kolarov's curling free kick that got past veteran goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

The critics had seen Serbia as the team in Group E that would be easiest to defeat.

Indeed, only Germany's Joshua Kimmich (nine) weighed in with more assists than Tadic (seven) in the World Cup qualifying rounds, and is available at 13/5 to score anytime with Betfair.

"Regarding Switzerland, we have analysed all three opponents and how they have played over the past few months", Krstajic said. Also included were Manchester United midfielder Matic, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who had an apparent falling out with Muslin but was brought to Russian Federation by Krstajic. The match is the first one on Day 4 of the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

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That took the sting from a lot of Costa Rica's play and Arsenal's Joel Campbell was sent on to enliven their attack. Marking his landmark 104th Serbia appearance, Branislav Ivanovic rolled back the years with a blistering run down the right soon after, but Navas did well to parry his cross away from Mitrovic.

The Lazio playmaker was Serbia's most creative influence, although his blushes were spared by the linesman's flag when he fluffed a first-half chance after racing through on goal.

Now with Italian club Lazio, rumours have swirled that Manchester United might be interested in the dynamic 23-year-old midfielder.

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