World Cup 2022: Watch Richarlison Score Spectacular Goal As Brazil Dispatch Serbia in Tournament Opener

World Cup 2022: Watch Richarlison Score Spectacular Goal As Brazil Dispatch Serbia in Tournament Opener

  • Brazil striker Richarlison produced a stunning finish in their opening match against Serbia
  • Richarlison scored his first in the 62nd minute, pouncing on a loose ball in the six-yard box
  • Brazil are pre-tournament favourites, and the Serbia game hints they could go all the way

Richarlison scored a stunning goal for Brazil against Serbia in their opening 2022 World Cup game.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker scored his first in the 62nd minute to give the Samba Boys a commanding lead, despite a ragged start against the European side.

Richarlison, Brazil, Serbia, 2022 World Cup, Raphinha, Vinicius Jnr
Richarlison has now scored the same number of goals as Ronaldinho at the World Cup. Photo by James Williamson.
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Serbia provided a tough test for Tite's side early in the game, but Brazil upped the ante as the first half waned. The European side got a few decent chances but were unable to trouble Alisson.

Brazil could not find some rhythm in the first half, as Serbia double- and triple-teamed Neymar, who was looking to create chances for his teammates.

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However, the Selecao shifted into a higher gear in the second half.

The half was end-to-end and ended 0-0. However, Richarlison's brace saw Tite's side get their first win of the tournament.

Richarlison scores stunner vs Serbia

In the second half, Brazil's patience paid off. The Tottenham striker pounced on a loose ball in the 62nd minute to give Tite's men the lead.

However, his second goal was the pick of the bunch - he took Vinicius Jnr's outside-of-the-boot pass before spectacularly firing past the hapless Vanja Milinkovic-Savic in the 73rd minute.

The goal ended up being the Samba Boys' last of the match, as they secured the victory against a Serbian side which did not show up for the second period.

Brazil are now top of Group G ahead of Switzerland, who beat Cameroon 1-0. They face the Swiss next on November 28, and a win should see them progress to the last 16.

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Richarlison ejects Fred

Sports Brief earlier reported on Richarlison ruthlessly ejecting Brazil teammate Fred from a sitting position which was not meant for him.

Fred had positioned himself in Neymar's position during a team photo shoot, and Richarlison was not having any of it.

As the players got ready for the photo shoot, the Tottenham Hotspur striker ejected the diminutive midfielder before planting him somewhere else.