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Brazil beat Serbia to top Group E

Brazil sailed through to the knock-out round of the ongoing FIFA World Cup after a 2-0 win over Serbia in their final Group E game on Wednesday.

Two goals in either half of the game in Moscow saw Brazil win the group with seven points.

They are joined by Switzerland, who were held 2-2 by Costa Rica, in the other final group game.

Going into the game, Brazil needed a win to avoid any upsets which have characterized the tournament. Already, holders Germany have been sent home.

READ: Champions Germany exit World Cup

But Paulinho opened the scoring in the 36th minute to give the Selecao some relief.

Thiago Silva’s goal in the 68th minute gave the five-time champions the cushion they needed as they cruised to the last 16.

They will face Mexico next.


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