SAMARA, Russia -- Three quick thoughts in Serbia's 1-0 win over Costa Rica in Group E at the World Cup on Sunday.
1. Aleksandar Kolarov quality proves the difference
Serbia are up and running. While this match was no classic it contained a goal fit for any World Cup game, curled in beautifully by Kolarov in the 56th minute, and that free kick was enough to beat a decent but ultimately limited Costa Rica side.
It gives Serbia a boost going into their potentially decisive meeting with Switzerland,...