Day four of the 2018 FIFA World Cup opened with Costa Rica defeating Serbia 1-0 in Group E on Sunday thanks to Aleksandar Kolarov's curling free kick. The goal drew comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo's kick two days prior that helped Portugal score a 3-3 draw with Spain.
In Group F, Mexicoby defeating Germany 1-0 in one of the most anticipated matchups of the opening stages. Hirving Lozano scored his team's lone goal in the 35th minute Sunday. Meanwhile, Brazil tied Switzerland 1-1 in their Group E matchup.
2018 World Cup Standings
After the opening two days of play, the standings are as follows. Teams are awarded three points for a win and one for a tie. (win - loss - tie)
Group A Standings
- Russia (1-0-0) 3 points
- Uruguay (1-0-0) 3 points
- Egypt (0-0-1) 0 points
- Saudi Arabia 0-0-1), 0 points
Group B Standings
- Iran (1-0-0), 3 points
- Portugal (0-1-0) 1 point
- Spain (0-1-1) point
- Morocco (0-0-0) 0 points
Group C Standings
- France(1-0-0) 3 points
- Denmark (1-0-0) 3 points
- Peru (0-0-0) 0 points
- Australia (0-0-0), 0 points
Group D Standings
- Croatia (1-0-0) 3 points
- Argentina (0-1-0) 1 point
- Iceland (0-1-0) 1 point
- Nigeria (0-0-1) 0 points
Group E Standings
- Serbia (1-0-0) 3 points
- Brazil (0-1-0) 1 point
- Switzerland (0-1-0) 1 point
- Costa Rica (0-1-0) 0 point
Group F Standings
- Mexico (1-0-0) 3 points
- South Korea (0-0-0) 0 points
- Sweeden (0-0-0) 0 points
- Germany (0-0-0) 0 point
World Cup matches Sunday
*all times Eastern
Serbia defeats Costa Rica 1-0 (Group E)
Costa Rica and Serbia are facing a tough group with Brazil and Switzerland. Anything less than a win almost guarantees they will not advance out of the group.
Keylor Navas, the Costa Rican keeper, had been stellar from the start. It took until the second half, but Serbia finally figured out how to get the ball past him when Aleksandar Kolarov lined up and sailed a free kick in the upper corner in the 56th minute.
Costa Rica never let up, at times playing scrappy and almost desperate, accumulating a few yellow cards and a late foul that could have led to a red card. In the end, Kolarov's lone goal of the match was all that was needed. Three points to Serbia.
- 56' - Aleksandar Kolarov (SRB)
- 22' - Francisco Calvo (SRB)
- 56' - David Guzman (SRB)
- 59' - Branislav Ivanovic (CRC)
- 90' +8' - Aleksandar Prijovic (CRC)
Full match recap:
- Costa Rica vs. Serbia (CBS Sports)
Mexico defeats Germany 1-0 (Group E)
Mexico produced the first surprise upset of the 2018 World Cup. Their Group F match against Germany was one of the most anticipated of the group stage. But the underdogs gave fans their moneys worth.
A 35th minute counter attack and brilliant finish from Mexico stunned Germany and sent the stadium rocking. Chicharito started the counter attack for Mexico and two passes later, the German goalkeeper was picking himself off the ground and the ball out of the back of the net.
- 35' - Hirving Lozano (MEX)
- 40' - Hector Moreno (MEX)
- 83' - Thomas Muller (GER)
- 84' - Mats Hummels (GER)
- 90' - Hector Herrera (MEX)
Full match recap:
- Germany vs. Mexico (CBS Sports)
Brazil vs. Switzerland (Group E)
Brazil is one of the favorites to win it all this year. They have Neymar back, but will be missing defender Dani Alves due to an ACL injury. Switzerland will need to come up with some goals and be strong in the back to have a chance.
How to watch, start time and live stream
- Date: Sunday, June 17
- Time: 2 p.m. EST
- Location: Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
- Follow live: Brazil vs. Switzerland (CBS Sports)
- TV: Fox and Telemundo
- Online stream: fuboTV (try for free), FoxSports.com (subscription required)
Download a printable World Cup bracket
CBS Sports has created a downloadable World Cup bracket for you to follow along every World Cup match. The bracket contains all teams within all eight groups and how they place into the round of 16 in the knock out stage.