Richarlison presents Brazil’s candidacy for the World Cup

The Brazilian attacker gave Tite’s team the victory with a spectacular Chilean kick on his second goal, in an exciting debut for Canarinha


Brazil beat Serbia (2-0) this Thursday in a very convincing debut for Tite’s men in the World Cup in Qatar, with a brace from Richarlison and a combinative and incisive style that did a lot of damage to a poor Serbian team , which allowed Canarinha to be at the top of Group G.

The yellow green extended the streak of their last 16 matches in the World Cup group stages, with 13 wins and three draws. A victory that places him at the top of his group, after the triumph of Switzerland against Cameroon (1-0), after a display of power and effectiveness that began and ended Richarlison himself with a spectacular Chilean, a candidate to become the goal of the World.

The offensive capacity of the Brazilian squad was a temptation for Tite, who lined up up to four attackers, with Real Madrid player Vinicius on the left, Neymar as midfielder, Barça player Raphinha on the right and Richarlison as ‘9’. A system that detracted from its defensive potential, but which ended up benefiting Rio’s fluidity and verticality.

The ‘Seleçao’, as the favourite, tried for the first 45 minutes, but the defensive solidity of the Serbs and a sensational Dusan Tadic stopped the airs of greatness with which the team led by Tite showed up for the game. Paquetá was the guest artist of a team full of stars and from his boots came the best plays in a first half with a lot of rhythm and few goals.

Already in the second half, the team coached by Tite took advantage of the quality of Richarlison to subdue a Serbian team that little by little succumbed to the ‘samba’ of the South Americans. Although it was difficult for them to enter and settle in the party, the dominance of the yellow green fell under its own weight. First Alex Sandro tried with a left-footed shot that crashed into the post and shortly after the Tottenham player found the prize for persistence.

The attacker put an end to the equality in the light and finished off a rebound from the Serbian goalkeeper with pleasure, after a shot from Vinicius from the left wing. The second part was harassing and demolishing, which Richarlison himself signed, in the form of a great goal. The ‘9’ invented a Chilean in the heart of the area to send a center measured with the outside of Vini to the back of the net. Without a doubt, the goal of the championship so far.

The ‘Spurs’ player was the director of an orchestra made up of Vinicius, Raphina and Neymar, who also wanted to join a superb Casemiro, who came to crash a shoe against the crossbar from the edge of the area. Absolute dominance of those from Tite who applied the roller against an outmatched Serbia, condemned to defend itself tooth and nail from the Brazilian impetus.

–RESULT: BRAZIL, 2 – SERBIA, 0 (0-0, at halftime)

BRAZIL: Alisson; Danilo, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro, Casemiro, Neymar Jr. Antony (Antony, 79 minutes), Lucas Paqueta (Fred, 75 minutes), Raphinha (Martinelli, 87 minutes), Richarlison (Gabriel Jesus, 79 minutes) and Vinicius (Rodrygo, 75 minutes).

SERBIA: Milinkovic-Savic; Veljkovic, Milenkovic, Pavlovic, Zivkovic (Radonjic, min.57), Lukic (Lazovic, min.66) , Gudelj (Ilic, min.57), Mladenovic (Vlahovic, min.66), Milinkovic-Savic, Tadic, Mitrovic (Maksimovic, min.83).

1-0, min.62, Richarlison.

2-0, min.73, Richarlison.

–REFEREE: Alireza Faghani (IRA). He admonished Pavlovic (min.7), Gudelj (min.48) and Lukic (min.64) by Serbia.

–ESTADIO: Lusail Iconic.