Fans react on Twitter to Southampton ace Dusan Tadic's World Cup performance

Posted June 20, 2018

The nation's last victory in a World Cup opener came in 1998, when the team - as Serbia and Montenegro - defeated Iran 1-0 and made the round of 16.

Moscow, Jun 18 Serbia's Aleksandar Kolarov had a good day in Samara: he scored a magnificent World Cup goal and was presented with a Lada by the governor.

Krstajic, a former Serbian worldwide defender, has called on plenty of experience, though, with former Chelsea centre-back Branislav Ivanovic, Roma defender Aleksandar Kolarov and Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic all starting. Find out by following our live matchcast. "The match against Switzerland is going to be the most hard one". Other notable players in the Costa Rican side include Bryan Ruiz and Marco Urena, who will be looking to unlock the Serbian defence. Navas also stopped Milinkovic-Savic's bicycle kick in front of goal in the 42nd minute, but it was ruled offside.

There were few chances in the closing stages with Costa Rica substitute Joel Campbell, a mainstay of their run to the quarters four years ago, taking too long to get a shot away when he appeared to be through.

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Serbia edged past Costa Rica 1-0 in their opening Group E fixture on Sunday.

"Maybe we have lost a certain margin for qualifying", he said.

Southampton's Dusan Tadic will likely support his Premier League counterpart alongside Adem Ljajic and Filip Kostic in Serbia's 4-2-3-1, the forward having helped his club side stave off relegation with six goals and three assists in 2017/18.

Costa Rica face an upwards battle to qualify with Brazil and Switzerland to come in Group E following their loss to Serbia. 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.

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For Serbia, it is Switzerland next before their final group game against World Cup favourites Brazil. "Some of us are repeating, but there are teammates who are playing their first World Cup".

Note that our website will be available a text online broadcast of the match Costa Rica - Serbia.

Celebrating his 34th birthday in February, many would have forgiven former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic for slowing down but against Costa Rica he showed no signs of doing so.

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

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