Aleksandar Kolarov's stunning free kick gives Serbia victory over Costa Rica

    Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas fails to prevent Aleksandar Kolarov's stunning free-kick from finding the back of the net.

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    • Serbia defeats Costa Rica 1-0
    • Aleksandar Kolarov scores stunning free kick

    (CNN)Aleksandar Kolarov scored one of the goals of the tournament as his stunning free-kick, one which Cristiano Ronaldo would have been proud of, earned Serbia three crucial points against Costa Rica.

    With nothing separating the sides in a tense, even game, the Roma defender stepped up and curled his shot over the wall and inside the near post after 56 minutes, leaving Keylor Navas helpless.
      With Serbia president Aleksandar Vucic reportedly promising to gift the squad a €10 million ($11.6M) prize if they bring the World Cup home, Kolarov's strike could prove to be priceless with difficult games against Brazil and sixth-ranked Switzerland still to come in Group E.
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