Brazil get out of jail with two late, late goals

A day after Lionel Messi and his Argentina team fell to a shock 0-3 loss to Croatia at the World Cup, their neighbours Brazil endured a frustrating 90 minutes against Costa Rica. But salvation finally arrived in the form of goals from Philippe Coutin
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A day after Lionel Messi and his Argentina team fell to a shock 0-3 loss to Croatia at the World Cup, their neighbours Brazil endured a frustrating 90 minutes against Costa Rica. But salvation finally arrived in the form of goals from Philippe Coutinho (above) and Neymar in stoppage time, giving the Brazilians a 2-0 win at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Russia yesterday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2018, with the headline 'Brazil get out of jail with two late, late goals'. Print Edition | Subscribe