Costa Rica will kick-start their campaign in the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Serbia at the Cosmos Arena on 17th June 2018. Costa Rica’s impressive run in the last FIFA World Cup makes them a potent threat this time as well. Apart from Serbia, Costa Rica has been pitted against Brazil and Switzerland in group E. Serbia, on the other hand, would be more than eager to start their campaign on a high and hope to make it to the knockout stage. Costa Rica doesn’t have the backing of any massive star power but is still good enough as a unit to Bea any team on their day.
For the fans, it is expected to be one hell of a football game as both the sides look just equal on paper. With one of the tournament favorites, Brazil, in their group, both the teams will be playing for the only other spot left in their group which will make their battle even more intriguing. To make sure no fan misses out on any action from this riveting encounter, we’ve got this guide covering up everything from schedule to live stream prepared that will keep you and your football calendar a step ahead.
Final Score: Serbia 1 Costa Rica 0
Watch Costa Rica vs Serbia Online
Sony is the official streaming channel India. Fans from India can watch The live stream coverage of Costa Rica vs Serbia match live on their official website. Sony Liv app brings you mobile coverage.
Given the long list of official broadcasters, it shouldn’t be too difficult for the fans to live stream Serbia vs Costa Rica on their choice of device. American fans can merely tune into FOX Sports’ official website which will be streaming Serbia vs Costa Rica on its live stream channel dedicated entirely to 2018 FIFA World Cup. Fans in the UK will have two options to choose from, Serbia vs Costa Rica will be streamed on both BBC and ITV’s official websites. beIN Sports will be up with a live stream for this game covering up the most significant number of viewers.
Costa Rica vs Serbia live streaming free channels
The fans in the Asian Subcontinent won’t have to fuss about anything as they’ll get all the live action streaming on Sony LIV. However, there won’t be any official live stream available in many countries. Fans hailing from all those nations can use a VPN Gateway to get access to any of the official live stream from any part of the world. Fans can also select any of the top sticky bundles to catch all the action from Serbia vs Costa Rica without cable.
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The first game of Group E will be played between Serbia and Costa Rica and is scheduled to be the first kick-off for 17th June at 16:00 local time. The venue, Samara Arena, is in the final stages of construction and is expected to get completed just in time. The venue is designed with a seating capacity of 44, 918. Post-FIFA World Cup 2018, it will serve as the home ground for Russian Premier League side FC Krylia Sovetov Samara.
Not a lot of big names will take the field when Serbia take on Costa Rica as most of the players do not play in any of the top football leagues. That doesn’t mean there is any shortage of skilled players on either side. Here is a quick look at some of the names who will be looking to make it big for their respective sides.
Serbia confirmed team squad
Their pro custodian, Vladimir Stojković, will continue with his goalkeeping duties for the Serbs. Serbia’s strongest point will be their defense that will rely heavily on Captain Branislas Ivanović, Aleksandar Kolarov, and Matija Nastasić. Midfield will be pinned on Nemanja Matic, Dušan Tadić, and Luka Milivojević. Their forward line up will be a spot of bother as Aleksandar Mitrović will be the most capped player of the four available to choose from.
Vladimir Stojkovic, Predrag Rajkovic, Marko Dmitrovic, Aleksandar Kolarov, Antonio Rukavina, Milan Rodic, Branislav Ivanovic, Uros Spajic, Milos Veljkovic, Dusko Tosic, Nikola Milenkovic; Nemanja Matic, Luka Milivojevic, Marko Grujic, Dusan Tadic, Andrija Zivkovic, Filip Kostic, Nemanja Radonjic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Adem Ljajic; Aleksandar Mitrovic, Aleksandar Prijovic, Luka Jovic.
Costa Rica squad
Real Madrid’s first choice goalkeeper, Keylor Navas, will hold the goalkeeping gloves for Costa Rica. The defense lineup will have quite a few names with Michael Umaña being the most senior one along with Johnny Acosta, Óscar Duarte, and Bryan Oviedo. Celso Borges, Christian Bolaños, and Yeltsin Tejeda will be playing a key role in Costa Rica’s midfield. The forward line up will have quite a few names but will still rely on their key man Joel Campbell.
Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Leonel Moreira, Cristian Gamboa, Ian Smith, Ronald Matarrita, Bryan Oviedo, Oscar Duarte, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Francisco Calvo, Kendall Waston, Johnny Acosta, David Guzman, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Randall Azofeifa, Rodney Wallace, Bryan Ruiz, Daniel Colindres, Christian Bolanos, Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell, Marco Urena.
All the official broadcasters will be striving hard to give their viewers the best football watching experience. The broadcast for Serbia vs Costa Rica will start one hour before the kick-off across most of the official broadcasters. A few official broadcasters like Sony will have a two-hour preview show before the start of Serbia Costa Rica game. It will take the first of three games scheduled to be played on 17th June. FOX Sports, beIN Sports, BBC, ITV, Sky Sports, Canal+, and DirecTV will all be ready with their preview shows hosted by their respective panel of experts an hour before the kick-off between Serbia and Costa Rica on 17th June.