Team captain Aleksandar Kolarov buried a free kick in the second half to carry Serbia to victory.
Costa Rica goalkeeper Leonel Moreira at a training session. The scoreline reads 0-0. Russian Federation midfielder Aleksandr Golovin had one in stoppage time in the 5-0 tournament opener against Saudi Arabia, and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo capped his hat trick with the other in a 3-3 draw against Spain. Costa Rica fans will not agree, but Kolarov's goal was befitting of the spectacle.
Serbia, however, are not built to defend and will hope their attacking talents can compensate for shortcomings at the back.
Switzerland Boss Vladimir Petkovic 'Proud and Pleased' After Impressive Draw Against Brazil
Eight years ago in South Africa, Switzerland beat eventual champions Spain in their World Cup opener but failed to advance to the knockout rounds.
Predict your World Cup victor!
Krstajić was appointed manager of Serbia in October, the same month that his predecessor Slavoljub Muslin had done all the hard work to clinch World Cup qualification in a group that included Austria, the Republic of Ireland and Wales, among others.
Real Madrid's number 1-Navas then displayed his talent when he got down in time and made a great save from Mitrovic's tame effort.
2 die of 6 men wounded in southern Sweden drive-by shooting
Suburban feuds between criminal gangs fighting over territory have taken place in major Swedish cities in recent years. The gunman opened fire Monday night and shot off at least 15 rounds before escaping from the scene, police said .
The Ticos were the surprise of the last World Cup, reaching the quarterfinals in Brazil before being ousted by the Netherlands on penalties. However, Campbell is relaxed about whether the World Cup can help him earn the next big move.
Costa Rica only sporadically threatened the Serbia goal, with an early header over the crossbar from unmarked defender Giancarlo Gonzalez their best effort.
The attackers looked void of a lot of creativity and confidence going forward and while the defence originally held strong against Serbia's attacking players, they came unstuck after Kolarov's excellent free-kick put them behind. It is also known as the Cosmos Arena and is the home venue for FC Krylia Sovetov Samara.
Celebrating wildly after his friend Aleksandar Kolarov bagged Serbia's victor with a superb free-kick, Djokovic watched the match from a raucous players' lounge at Queen's Club in west London, where he is preparing for the start of the Wimbledon warm-up event next week. SkyBet gives an odd of 10/11 in favor of Serbia and 19/5 on Costa Rica.
Trump defends immigration amid family separations
Twenty-nine years ago, my mother-in-law, Barbara Bush, visited Grandma's House, a home for children with HIV/AIDS in Washington . He has consistently blamed Democrats for the impasse, even though his fellow Republicans control both chambers in Congress .