Brazil vs. Switzerland - Football Match Report

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The teams have played once in the World Cup - a 2-2 tie in Brazil in 1950. The fact that it was Sommer's first save of the night said it all - Neymar didn't even bother to put his free kick at the death on goal, opting for a cross instead. It surely thought it would probably get nothing out of this game.

It's hard to see Brazil seriously contending for the trophy unless its star man finds his game, and quick.

We have to be very cohesive as a team and close the gaps when we confront those individual players.

Switzerland haven't lost their opening World Cup match in any of their last five tournaments (W2 D3). There's a reason why it's the Swiss' highest-ever position, though.

Forced back onto the front foot, Brazil turned to Neymar for a moment of inspiration but he could only blast into the side-netting before Coutinho sliced wide with a much simpler opportunity than the one from which he opened the scoring.

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Coutinho's ability to score from range adds another attacking dimension to Tite's team, particularly when Brazil are finding it hard to break down defensively organized teams.

The World Cup 2018 Brazil vs Switzerland match will take place on Sunday, June 17, 2018. And they fully deserved their share of the spoils.

The pressure will now be on Brazil to kickstart their campaign when they face Costa Rica on Friday.

It was the same story as defending champions Germany, who were stunned 1-0 by Mexico in their opening game and now have work to do to make it through the group stage.

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