Serbia's Kolarov given boxy Lada for World Cup goal

Costa Rica v Serbia starts at 1pm on Sunday

"It is great to have three points, but we are not finished".

"I don't want to do the maths for now, if we draw it would not work, we want to win of course".

Roma defender Aleksandar Kolarov scored the game's only goal on 56 minutes, curling a precise free kick over the wall and beyond the reach of Keylor Navas from 20 yards.

The 23-year-old midfielder was the standout player in his side's 1-0 victory and he proved his worth on the field after a stunning debut performance in Russian Federation.

In 2014, Costa Rica practically shocked the world as they topped their World Cup group ahead of former winners Uruguay, Italy and England.

Bookmakers unanimously considered the favorite in this match, the Serbian team.

Krstajić also discussed his sides next opponents, Switzerland, and said: "Regarding Switzerland, we have analysed all three opponents and how they have played over the past few months". Brazil, one of the favorites in Russian Federation, will play Costa Rica the same day in St. Petersburg. Serbia now leads Group E with three points, ahead of pre-tournament favorite Brazil. "The match against Switzerland is going to be the most hard one".

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"The first match in the World Cup is always crucial".

Serbia's Branislav Ivanovic became his country's most capped player with 105 appearances, but he and his fellow defenders had a comfortable outing as the Europeans enjoyed the majority of possession in the first half, reports Xinhua news agency.

Apart from him, rising star Aleksandar Mitrovic, who is now at Fulham on loan from Newcastle United, appears to be irreplaceable for his national team. "We know everything about Switzerland".

Southampton's midfielder Tusan Tadic, has 51 caps and 13 goals for Serbia, and contributes a lot at the offensive end.

Bryan Oviedo will begin his FIFA World Cup campaign on Sunday when Costa Rica take on Serbia (KO 1pm). Navas also stopped Milinkovic-Savic's bicycle kick in front of goal in the 42nd minute, but it was ruled offside.

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

With Costa Rica proving a tough nut to crack, Kolarov stepped up to bury a 25-metre effort from wide on the right, lighting up an otherwise tight game in the southern Russian city of Samara.

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