Serbia beat Costa Rica in Group E opener

Moscow, Serbia opened its World Cup with a victory over Costa Rica 1-0 in Group E's opener, held in Samara.

Aleksandar Kolarov scored from a left-footed free kick in the 56th minute.

Serbia, which missed out on the 2014 tournament in Brazil, had the early advantage in a tough group that includes five-time champion Brazil and Switzerland.

Source: Bahrain News Agency