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Brazil Did Not Perform As Expected Against Switzerland Opening Match

Brazil failed to win a World Cup opening game for the first time since 1978 as Switzerland held them to a 1-1 draw at the Rostov Arena on Sunday in a Group E 2018 World Cup opener. Philippe Coutinho’s 20th minute thunderbolt was cancelled out by Steven Suber’s header as Brazil were held by a resolute Swiss side. Five-time World Champions, Brazil, had enough opportunities to seal a win towards the end, but it was not their evening.

Serbia lead Group E after a win over Costa Rica earlier in the day, but Brazil will be confident of getting a result from the two. Switzerland will also be going into the next round of games with renewed confidence from this result.

The Important highlights of the match

Neymar shows off his new hairstyle just before kick-off

3′ Shaqiri delivers a low cross towards Dzemaili who shoots over the bar.

6′ Xhaka pulls Neymar’s shirt but escapes a yellow card

11′ Paulinho shoots from close range but it goes just wide to the right.

20′ GOAL! Brazil 1-0 Switzerland. Philippe Coutinho curls home a sensational shot into the far corner from the edge of the box

46′ Thiago Silva header goes just over from close range

50′ GOAL! Brazil 1-1 Switzerland. Steven Zuber draws Switzerland level with an unmarked header from Xherdan Shaqiri’s corner kick from the right.

57′ Neymar shoots wide from a Marcelo through ball

73′ Jesus grabbed in the box by Akanji, but referee Cesar Ramos waves it away

77′ Sommer stops Neymar’s

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