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Russia 2018 Watch: Brazil silence the facts of a 1966 repeat

PUBLISHED: 10:00 28 June 2018

The 2018 World Cup is being played in Russia

The 2018 World Cup is being played in Russia

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Brazil could have been the next casualty at the World Cup after Germany departed in the group stages of the competition earlier in the day.

The Green and Yellow made sure there was no repeat of 1966 for them, as it would have been the first time the side suffered a group exit since then.

They quickly put an end to them murmurs and sent Serbia home instead with a performance that augurs well, even if it was not perfect.

Paulinho and Thiago Silva netted in each half to seal their top spot in the group and set-up a last 16 match-up with Mexico.

Tite’s men look as if they are slowly growing into the tournament and could be a threat as they enter the knock-out stages.

After a dominant first-half against Switzerland but failing to get anything more than a draw, they’ve gone on to pick up two 2-0 victories, and look fairly comfortably in doing so.

The talk soon changed from Brazil potentially crashing out early to could they be the team this tournament.

The statistics and opinions were out in force after the match, the talk of the South American’s side defensive record, conceding just five goals in 21 games ahead of the World Cup.

Also, the talk of Neymar and Coutinho growing into the occasion, and both playing a key part in sending Serbia home last night.

They both sent team-mates clean through with sumptuous through balls and the Brazilians created numerous good chances other than that in the game.

Not only were them two menaces Gabriel Jesus and Willian caused the Serbian defence some chaos - another positive for Brazil.

The last 16 match has pace written all over it now with Mexico out working both Germany and South Korea in group stages before suffering a 3-0 defeat to Sweden.

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