Brazil's Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring his side's opening goal during the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

AP PHOTOS: Brazil leaves it late on Day 9 of World Cup

June 22, 2018 - 4:27 pm

MOSCOW (AP) — Brazil left it late against Costa Rica on Day 9 of the World Cup, scoring two stoppage time goals to win 2-0.

Philippe Coutinho struck in the first minute of added time, and Neymar followed six minutes later. Costa Rica was eliminated from the tournament.

Nigeria's pace and solid defending were enough to beat Iceland 2-0, with a double from Ahmed Musa. That result slightly helps Argentina, which has had a poor start to the tournament in Group D.

Switzerland came back from an early goal down to beat Serbia 2-1 in a politically-charged match because of tensions over some Swiss players with ethnic Albanian heritage. It was the first come-from-behind victory of this edition of the tournament and leaves Switzerland, Serbia and Brazil fighting to advance from Group E.

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