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Switzerland hold Brazil to 1-1 draw

After Argentina failed to beat Iceland and Germany lost to Mexico, Brazil, one of the tournament favorites, drew Switzerland 1-1 on Sunday despite creating a boatload of chances to secure three points.

The South Americans had 20 shots but could only put four on frame, seeing the Swiss hold them in the second half to split one point apiece.

Switzerland played physical, fouled plenty to try and slow down Brazil’s rhythm, and it earned a surprising result that puts them in a great spot moving forward.

Frustrating night for the five-time champions Brazil as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland in their opening Group E match.

Philippe Coutinho gave Brazil a perfect start by scoring a stunning goal in the 20th minute as they head to the half-time break with a 1-0 lead.

But Steven Zuber’s header early in the second half (50th minute) was enough for the Swiss to snatch a point from one of the tournament favourites.


Starting line-ups

Brazil (4-3-3): Alisson Becker; Danilo, Thiago Silva, Joao Miranda, Marcelo (capt); Paulinho, Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho; Willian, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar. Coach: Tite (BRA)

Switzerland (4-2-3-1): Yann Sommer; Stephan Lichtsteiner (capt), Manuel Akanji, Fabian Schaer, Ricardo Rodriguez; Valon Behrami, Granit Xhaka; Xherdan Shaqiri, Blerim Dzemaili, Steven Zuber; Haris Seferovic. Coach: Vladimir Petkovic (BIH)


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