Richarlison went on to score a second-half brace against the Serbs as the five-time world champions secured their first three points of the tournament.
Richarlison's first goal came just after the hour mark. The Tottenham Hotspur forward tapped home from close range after Vinicius Junior's initial shot was saved by goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic.
His second goal, however, caught the attention of viewers worldwide. Richarlison received a cross from Vinicius Junior in the box. The attacker controlled the ball with his right foot before scoring through a volley with his left foot.
Football fans enjoyed Richarlison's brace against Serbia and reacted to the same on Twitter. Some stated that the Spurs attacker turns into legendary Brazilian forward Romario whilst on international duty, while others believe that Richarlison always warrants a start for Brazil.
Here are a few tweets in that regard:
Richarlison's inclusion in the Selecao squad was never in doubt despite his underwhelming performances for Spurs prior to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The 25-year-old forward has always performed well for his national team. He has scored 19 goals for the Selecao in a total of 39 caps.
The former Everton and Watford striker scored three goals in two international friendlies back in September. This included a brace against African side Ghana.
Richarlison, however, has struggled to find consistency in a Spurs shirt this season following his transfer from Everton in the summer. At the time of writing, the Brazilian number nine has scored just four goals and provided three assists from 16 appearances for Tottenham across all competitions.
Whom do Brazil face next at the 2022 FIFA World Cup?
Brazil will be taking on another European nation in Switzerland next on Monday, 28 November.
Similar to Tite's side, Switzerland also opened their 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign with a win. The Swiss secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Cameroon thanks to a second-half goal scored by Breel Embolo.
A win against Switzerland would put the Selecao in a commanding position in Group G of the FIFA World Cup.
The South American giants have come into the World Cup as one of the pre-tournament favorites. Their performance against Serbia showed why they carry that tag.
Despite winning the tournament five times, they haven't lifted the FIFA World Cup trophy since 2002.