Manchester United midfielder Casemiro scored an excellent goal to seal Brazil’s spot in the World Cup last 16 with a game to spare.

Casemiro unleashed a half-volley into the top corner in the 82nd minute to give his side the lead after Vinicius Jr’s earlier opener was ruled out.

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The goal sealed a 1-0 win over Switzerland, following up their victory over Serbia last week.

Casemiro’s strike earned the approval of Brazilian legends in the crowd in Qatar.

Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo, Kaka and Cafu were all seen applauding and celebrating the midfielder’s strike.

Manchester United’s midfield star

Few Manchester United fans could believe it when the club pulled off a deal to sign Casemiro in the summer.

Fortunately he wanted the new challenge and has embraced the Premier League already, becoming a key player in Erik ten Hag’s side.

He has made a big impact and is far from past-it, and his World Cup performances underline his quality.

The £60 million fee the Red Devils paid looks like a steal already, and Casemiro could even return to the club with a World Cup winners’ medal.

He has still never lost a World Cup match – he was suspended for the semi-final in 2018 when Brazil lost to Belgium.

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