By Sedara Oluwadara
Richarlison scored an early contender for goal of the tournament as Brazil ended Serbia’s stubborn resistance to win their opening match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Serbia had defended resolutely in the opening half but fell behind when Richarlison prodded home a rebound after Vinicius Jr’s shot was parried across the face of goal.
But the best was yet to come from the Tottenham Hotspur forward.Once again Vinicius Jr was the creator, with the Real Madrid man flicking a cross into the box with the outside of his boot.
Richarlison appeared to have initially miscontrolled the ball but he responded brilliantly, swiveling on the spot and acrobatically volleying the ball beyond Vanja Milinkovic-Savic.