Brazil 2-0 Serbia: Richarlison spearheads Brazil's World Cup charge

Why Richarlison is Brazil's golden boy

Nov 24, 2022 by BBC

Key Facts

  • Day-by-day TV listings - Full coverage details Richarlison may have to justify his place as Brazil's number nine to outsiders but he used his debut on the World Cup stage to demonstrate exactly why coach Tite is unswerving in his admiration and team selection.
  • In a squad overflowing with attacking riches, Tite has made Richarlison his first-choice striker to complement the gifts of Neymar and Vinicius Junior, and was the spearhead as the tournament favourites opened with an impressive 2-0 win over Serbia at Lusail Stadium.
    • Richarlison scores stunning volley in Brazil win Richarlison: The work ethic and humble origins behind forward's rise Fifa World Cup: Groups & Schedule * World Cup TV Coverage guide Richarlison's second goal made it nine in his last seven Brazil appearances, further evidence of why he is held in such regard by Tite and making him his country's first player to score twice on his World Cup debut since Neymar in 2014.
  • Richarlison has had a stop-start opening to his Spurs career following his £60m summer move from Everton, with injuries stalling his progress, but this was a performance that showed what an asset he is for Brazil and will be for his club side in the future.

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