Brazil knocks Costa Rica out of World Cup after hard-fought game

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"Not everyone knows what I went through to get here", the 26-year-old posted on Instagram.

Goalkeeper Keylor Navas is Costa Rica's best player, and the Real Madrid star will be expecting a busy match against Brazil's powerful attacking players.

Neymar and Referee Bjorn Kuipers exchange words during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match against Costa Rica at Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Having been frustrated for nearly the entire game, Coutinho poked the ball past Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas one minute into stoppage time before Neymar's volley wrapped up the points for a relieved Brazil. "In general, Federation Internationale de Football Association endeavour to ensure that each team wears its official team kit at least once during the group stage", they said.

"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".

Serbia play Switzerland later on Friday. He will be replaced by Fagner.

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Costa Rica also made just one change from their 1-0 defeat by Serbia with former Everton full-back Bryan Oviedo replacing Francisco Calvo on the left side of a five-man defence.

Brazil finished with a 2-0 victory over Costa Rica, with a goal from Philippe Coutinho in the 90th minute and another from Neymar in the seventh minute of stoppage time.

- Brazil have won 10 of their 11 meetings with Costa Rica in all competitions, losing the other in a friendly in 1960. Philippe Coutinho scored against Switzerland, while Gabriel Jesus and Willian will also pose a threat.

Costa Rica's only previous World Cup victory against South American opposition came in the 2014 tournament (3-1 vs Uruguay).

The result on Saturday (NZ time) leaves the five-times world champions with four points from two games after they drew 1-1 with Switzerland in their opening match.

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