Web Desk (June 23, 2018): In FIFA World Cup, yesterday Brazil beats Costa Rica while Nigeria defeated Iceland, with 2-0 each.Whereas, in last match Switzerland took over Serbia by 2-1. Three matches are scheduled to be played today.The first match today in FIFA world cup will be played be between teams of group G. Belgium and Tunisia will be competing today, at 5 pm PST.The second encounter of today will be seen between teams of group F and is scheduled to start at 8 pm PST. South Korea and Mexico will be challenging each other at Rostov Arena.Whereas, the third pair of challengers will also be from group F, Germany and Sweden will be competing each other at 11 pm PST at Fisht Stadium.
Yesterday, in the first match Brazil beat Costa Rica at the Saint-Petersburg Stadium. Injury time strikes from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar got Brazil’s 2018 World Cup campaign off the ground in a game that will be remembered for a penalty decision being overturned.As the game approached its final 10 minutes, Brazil was awarded a spot-kick when Neymar went to ground in the box.However, VAR intervened and after reviewing the Brazil striker’s collapse under almost no pressure from any Costa Rica defender, the referee reversed his initial decision to award a spot-kick.
In second match, Nigeria finds World Cup magic against Iceland. Iceland had the better of the first half, getting six shots to Nigeria’s zero. But Nigeria stuck with its patient passing game, and it paid off in a far superior second half.In the 49th minute, Victor Moses raced down the sideline and sent a cross into the box for Ahmed Musa. Then a moment later, in the 75th minute, he latched onto a long ball, beat a defender and then the keeper, and poked the ball into an unguarded net.Argentina must beat Nigeria on Tuesday to be in position to advance. And even then, Iceland could sneak into the final spot on goal difference with a win over Croatia.Nigeria can advance with a win over Argentina.
In the last match of the night, Switzerland took a huge step towards the last 16 of the World Cup as Xherdan Shaqiri scored a brilliant, solo 90th-minute winner against Serbia.The Stoke City player collected the ball near the halfway line before dribbling away from the defence and slotting past Serbia goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic.Switzerland are now level with Brazil on four points at the top of Group E, in second place. They will qualify for the last 16 with a draw against Costa Rica, who have already been eliminated, in their final game.