Martinelli makes World Cup debut in Brazil win

Gabriel Martinelli at the end of Brazil's win against Serbia

Gabriel Martinelli made his World Cup debut as a second-half substitute as his nation began the tournament with a 2-0 win over Serbia.

The 21-year-old took to the field in the 87th minute to win his fourth cap for the Selecao with his side two goals ahead thanks to a Richarlison brace, marking a memorable moment in our young attacker's career.

Post-match, he claimed being able to take to the field at a World Cup finals was "unbelievable", and that the win was a "first step taken" as he aims to help his country land their sixth championship.

He joined clubmate Gabriel Jesus on the field, who had been introduced in the 79th minute replacing the Tottenham striker who had scored twice after the break to help Brazil to a victory in their opening game.

However, the win was overshadowed by a potential injury to talisman Neymar who came off around the same time as Jesus' introduction, which could lead to our duo needing to step up should the PSG man miss any action.

Brazil take on Granit Xhaka's Switzerland next on Monday, November 28 in a meeting of the two sides with three points from matchday 1. They then conclude their group stage against Cameroon on Friday, December 2. 

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