The five-time world champions managed to see out the remaining stages of game with relative ease as they ran out 2-0 winners to seal top spot in the group.
He made sure the crowd in Moscow's Spartak Stadium were kept entertained in Brazil's last group game of the competition.
News of Costa Rica's equaliser against Switzerland appeared to galvanise Serbia further and Aleksandar Mitrovic twice should have scored from close range headers as Brazil began to look rattled.
"We are in a situation where we need to win against Brazil and we will focus and do whatever we can to win, nothing is impossible in life". We have to up our game.
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Mitrovic also hailed the belief in the Serbia squad despite the 2-1 defeat to Switzerland on Friday.
"Favourites do not get an easy ride here, Croatia beat Argentina for example".
The turning-point of their campaign, however, after an opening 1-0 win over Costa Rica was the 2-1 defeat by the Swiss after leading before conceding a victor in the last minute to Xherdan Shaqiri. Serbia ended third on three points and are eliminated along with Costa Rica.
Right-back Danilo is still out with a thigh problem, while Douglas Costa sustained a hamstring injury during his impressive cameo against Costa Rica - so will not be able to start.
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He may not be the most elegant, or technically gifted, player at the World Cup, but Mitrovic will certainly make life hard for the Brazil defence.
Brazil 2 (Paulinho 36, Tiago Silva 68) Serbia 0.
It was another match where Brazil created lots of chances, but they weren't particularly clinical in front of goal.
Brazil's Neymar has been directly involved in 18 goals in his last 17 appearances for the national side (10 goals, 8 assists).
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