Alexander Kolarov struck a goal in the 2nd half to win the match for Serbia in their opening game of the World Cup 2018 against Costa Rica. The final score was 1-0.
— Vincen➕ (@kidvincent2) 17 June 2018
That Alexander Kolarov free kick was impossible to stop and perfectly struck. What the World Cup is all about! Serbia 1 Costa Rica 0 #CRCSRB
— Kouichi Shirayanagi (@Whitewillow64) 17 June 2018
Alexsandar Kolarov scored the first World Cup goal for Serbia since Marko Pantelic in 2010 against Australia.
Serbia (including Yugoslavia) has 5 direct free kick goals at the World Cup since 1966, tied for 3rd-most over that span. pic.twitter.com/BRoMjrg22V
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) 17 June 2018
FT: #CRC 0-1 #SRB. Very good performances throughout the side for Serbia: Milenkovic, Matic, Milinkovic-Savic, Mitrovic. Didn’t tally up in midfield that well but still created chances. Liked what Bolanos offered off the bench for Costa Rica. #WorldCup
— Sam Tighe (@stighefootball) 17 June 2018
Mitro departs after 89 mins. Was a handful all game, but had 2 great opportunities to score & didn’t take them. Will be important to Serbia in next two games if they are to progress though
— Chris Waugh (@ChrisDHWaugh) 17 June 2018
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