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 By Nick Ames

Aleksandar Kolarov quality the difference as Serbia do enough to beat Costa Rica

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner explains how important it is to come out flying in a World Cup opener, which may have contributed to Serbia's defensive nature.
FIFA World Cup: Aleksandar Kolarov (56') Costa Rica 0-1 Serbia

SAMARA, Russia -- Three quick thoughts in Serbia's 1-0 win over Costa Rica in Group E at the World Cup on Sunday.

1. Aleksandar Kolarov quality proves the difference

Serbia are up and running. While this match was no classic it contained a goal fit for any World Cup game, curled in beautifully by Kolarov in the 56th minute, and that free kick was enough to beat a decent but ultimately limited Costa Rica side.

It gives Serbia a boost going into their potentially decisive meeting with Switzerland,...