While Brazil fans have undoubtedly started their week-end with great relief but the Argentina fans are in anxiety for Monday’s match.
On Friday night at St. Petesburg, two stoppage time goal saved Neymar’s team from the angry vents of the fans. Throught the game on Friday the five time world champions fought hard against a stubborn Costa Rica. Just when it started to appear that Brazil’s fate will be hanging until Serbia match, Coutinho and Celakao’s blue eyed boy Neymar scores back to back against another Latin America team to secure their position in the Round of 16.
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Brazil last failed to advance from group stage in 1966. But after yesterday’s win Brazil bagged the 4 points needed from 2 games to secure a place in the round of 16.
Yesterday at St. Petesburg team Brazil pushed diagonal runs, heel passes and By-Cycle kicks, but nothing seemed to be helping them to get a goal. Brazil’s coach Tite, after the match said, “We played a beautiful 2nd half; there was volume, and precision in the finish.”
However, experts feel, the Samba storm is missing in Celekao’s strategy. Not much improvement was seen from the previous match. If they become group champions then Brazil may have to play against Germany in round of 16.
At another Game, Nigeria moved into second place in World Cup Group-D match after beating underdog Iceland 2-0 on Friday. Now for the African Eagle (read Nigeria) Ahmed Mussa is a saviour for his team and also for Argentina. Because after Thursday’s loss Argentine was very much dependent on Nigeria-Iceland match.
The African Nation fought hard in 1st half but failed to succeed. But on the 49th minute Mussa went on counter with Victor Moses and scored a goal, to give his team a lead. In the 75th minute Musa left their defender in the dust and juked out the goalkeeper for the 2-0 lead.