Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
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Brazil (2) vs Costa Rica (0), up next is Nigeria vs Iceland

Brazil (2) vs Costa Rica (0), up next is Nigeria vs Iceland

Today's Group D match between Nigeria and Iceland took on extra significance after Argentina were emphatically beaten 3-0 by Croatia on Thursday.

The day begins in St. Petersburg in a match between Brazil and Costa Rica. The Costa Ricans lost their first group match 1-0 to Serbia.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Score, Brazil vs Costa Rica Live Streaming: Neymar will start for Brazil in a mostly unchanged lineup against Costa Rica on Friday at the World Cup. "We know everything about Switzerland", stated their head coach Mladen Krstajic after their first match, which was also his first competitive game in charge of the side. "If we don't focus on Nigeria and don't get a result there, then that (Argentina) point is no use for anyone".

"This is a must-win game for Nigeria, and that makes it a little bit psychologically different - they have to win", Iceland coach Heimer Hallgrímsson said. A second consecutive defeat would see them join fellow African sides Egypt and Morocco who will be going back home after the group stages. "This is how this group is going to be played". Serbia, who have three points, play Switzerland, who drew with Brazil in their opener, later on Friday.

It was a free kick from Kolarov that put Serbia in solid position in the group, but Switzerland may be as tough a foe as Brazil.

The Swiss are unbeaten in their last six matches, including draws with two of the heavy favourites, Brazil and Spain, while the Serbs have an attacking reputation having scored in every qualifier, averaging two goals per game.

Serbia, meanwhile, is seeking to reach the round of 16 for the first time since 1998, when it was known as Yugoslavia. While Ureña acknowledged Brazil won't be easy, he was confident his team could reprise the magic from four years ago.

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