Blind Brazilian fan's video celebrating Philippe Coutinho's goal is magical, watch video

Blind Brazilian fan's video celebrating Philippe Coutinho's goal is magical, watch video

Blind Brazilian fan's video celebrating Philippe Coutinho's goal is magical, watch video

With the game still scoreless 13 minutes from time, Neymar collapsed under a soft challenge in the box and thought he had won a penalty for his misfiring side.

"When I gave the ball back (to Costa Rica) he insulted me", Silva said in comments reported by globo.com.

Brazil's talisman wept after the final whistle - the win relief both for him and for his nation. In danger of ending in a draw, Brazil seemed nervous but composed itself through the seven minutes of injury time.

When Philippe Coutinho's hammered shot was blocked out for a corner, it simultaneously felt like Brazil's goal was either inevitable or destined to not arrive.

Brazil has four points heading into its final group game against Serbia on Wednesday.

Brazil have made just one change to their starting line-up as they prepare to face Costa Rica in Saint Petersburg.

Brazil defender Danilo has been ruled out of Friday's Group E game with Costa Rica with a thigh problem and will be replaced by Corinthians right-back Fagner, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Thursday.

With Douglas Costa and Neymar controlling the flanks, players like Coutinho and Roberto Firmino were able to drive in the middle towards the goal and were constant threats.

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Costa Rica may feel a little aggrieved at Brazil's antics and it's fair to say they'll be attracting a lot of attention going forward as they all but step into the last-16.

Serbia, who had a strong claim for a second half penalty turned down, had dominated the first half, knowing a win would have confirmed their place in the knockout stages. "I hope that, no matter if he plays or if I play, we can play well".

For most of a sunny afternoon in Saint Petersburg, the world's most expensive player battled against his own lack of match sharpness, an inspired Keylor Navas in the Costa Rica goal and referee Bjorn Kuipers.

There have been talks of players unrest in the Costa Rican team but coach Oscar Ramirez has played down those reports.

The Brazilians are now in pole position at the top of the group with four points, ahead of Switzerland who also have four, on goal difference.

Celso Borges spurned arguably the best chance of the first period for Costa Rica when he ran on to Gamboa's cut back but shot wide from eight metres out.

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