FIFA WC: Neymar, Coutinho’s injury-time goals sink Costa Rica

World Cup 2018: How to Watch Brazil vs Costa Rica

Brazil controlled the whole game, made countless attack and they were nearly going to another draw but they scored two goals in added time to win 2-0 on the boots of Philippe Coutinho and Neymar. If clashes really happened then I haven't seen anything and I can't believe anything has happened because they are all very polite and very calm people.

Often referred to as "The Professor" by his players, Tite demonstrated boldness and a bright mind in making second-half changes that, ultimately, changed the game and kept Brazil in charge of its own destiny in Group E. He did, briefly, but video review showed the Paris Saint-Germain dived.

It was a tough battle for both nations but Brazil ultimately went away with the win and here are a few talking points from that encounter.

As was the case against Switzerland on Sunday, Neymar was on the receiving end of some physical treatment from Costa Rica's defenders but he didn't feel he was adequately protected.

The five-time winners and the competition's most decorated nation were on course for their second successive draw in Russian Federation, with Neymar denied a second-half penalty upon VAR review and Gabriel Jesus hitting the crossbar.

How this Brazil side could do with just a sprinkling of the brio of the teams of 1970 and 1982.

Neymar has been involved in 18 goals in his last 17 appearances for Brazil (10 goals, eight assists).

More news: Thiago Silva "Saddened" Having Been Insulted By Neymar During Costa Rica Game

"In these kind of games you will not have many chances - you might have two or three chances, which we clearly did create and it's a pity we didn't score", he added. But "the shot" Marcelo without problems eliminated his teammate at real Madrid keylor Navas.

Costa Rica's last match is against Switzerland on June 27. His positioning, reflexes and movement helped the team get seven saves which could have easily been goals if facing other goalkeepers.

Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic scored on a header in the fifth minute, and Granit Xhaka had the tying goal in the 52nd minute with a powerful shot through a crowded penalty area.

The result takes Brazil to the top of Group E with four points, while Costa Rica have none and therefore exit the competition.

It came at the flawless time with Brazil set to face a tough Serbia squad and the confidence they gained with this win could help them get three more points against the European squad.

However, Brazil now look likely to reach the knockout stages in Russian Federation.

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