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Brazil vs Costa Rica, LIVE World Cup 2018: Neymar and Philippe Coutinho score - latest score, goals and updates plus how to watch online

Follow all the latest news from the Group E clash in St Petersburg

Sam Dymond
Friday 22 June 2018 14:52 BST
2018 Russia World Cup in numbers

All eyes will once again be on Neymar as Brazil look for their first win of this World Cup 2018 against Group E strugglers Costa Rica in Saint Petersburg.

The world’s most expensive footballer has been nursing an ankle problem in training this week, and Brazil cannot afford any more slip-ups after being held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland.

Defeat could see Costa Rica eliminated at the group stage, following their 1-0 loss to Serbia in Samara on Sunday.

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What time is it?

Brazil vs Costa Rica kicks off at 1pm.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be shown live on ITV. It will also be shown live on the ITV website via ITV Player.


  • Brazil: 1/4
  • Costa Rica: 20/1
  • Draw: 6/1


Brazil 2-0 Costa Rica: Even if Neymar doesn’t find top gear, Tite’s men have too much attacking firepower for organised but very limited opponents.


Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of Brazil vs Costa Rice in World Cup Group E.

The game kicks-off at 1pm, so join us for team news and build-up ahead of the juiciest minute-by-minute coverage that money can buy. 

Vithushan Ehantharajah21 June 2018 18:44

Brazil v Costa Rica

Sam Dymond22 June 2018 12:06

Here's a reminder of how Group C stands ahead of Friday's second phase of matches.

Serbia, who face Switzerland in Kaliningrad this evening, lead the way with three points after defeating Costa Rica last Sunday.

The Swiss are locked on one point alongside Brazil following their 1-1 draw in Rostov-on-Don.

Bottom of the table are Costa Rica. The 2014 World Cup quarter-finalists know a defeat this afternoon will see them eliminated from the tournament later today.

Sam Dymond22 June 2018 12:29

The big news in Saint Petersburg is Neymar is fit to start this afternoon despite the Brazilian being forced to miss training this week.

Sam Dymond22 June 2018 12:38

South American rivals Argentina may be heading for an embarrassing early elimination, but Brazil fans are in no doubt as to where Selecao are finishing in their group.

Sam Dymond22 June 2018 12:42

Supporters of Costa Rica are in good spirits themselves, and why not? They finished top of a group featuring England, Italy and Uruguay at the 2014 World Cup and know they have the talent in their ranks to pull off at least one shock in Russia.

Sam Dymond22 June 2018 12:51

Both teams have made one change to the sides that stuttered in their first Group D matches. Manchester City's Danilo is injured and so Brazil's third-choice right-back Fagner starts in defence while Bryan Oviedo, known to fans of Everton and Sunderland, comes into the Costa Rica team on the left with Calvo missing out.

Sam Dymond22 June 2018 12:54

The teams are out in Saint Petersburg. It's time to stand for the national anthems.

Sam Dymond22 June 2018 12:55

Two jaunty numbers, calmly observed by both camps. The Brazilian players have finally learned not to put all their energy into the anthems, leaving the tank dry for the actual football.

Sam Dymond22 June 2018 12:59

KICK-OFF: Costa Rica in white, Brazil in blue. Well, this doesn't seem right at all. It's the Central Americans that get this match underway, knowing they simply must not lost.

Sam Dymond22 June 2018 13:00

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