Meanwhile in Moscow: Brazil Ramp Up, Beat Serbia

In a tournament where the traditional gods of football have been overthrown or forced to abdicate, Brazil had the merit of simply doing their part last night in Moscow, beating Serbia 2-0 with goals by Paulinho and Thiago Silva. Coach Tite’s Selecao controlled an unexpectedly remissive Serbian side, striking at the right moment, and showing glimpses of their talent.

Meanwhile in Moscow: Serbia Tame Ticos From Free-Kick Spot

This Sunday, we had an excellent World Cup match served for lunch, a battle between two of the smallest participant nations in terms of population, but among the biggest in terms of passion and quality. Serbia ultimately took the three points, beating Costa Rica with a winning free-kick by their captain Aleksandar Kolarov.