Brazil held to 1-1 draw with Switzerland

Zuber thumped home a header from Xherdan Shaqiri's corner with the Brazilians calling for a free-kick for a push on Miranda.

"Well, I believe it is practically impossible to completely neutralise Neymar over 90 minutes, he's probably the best and most complete in that position in the world", the defender told reporters, according to FourFourTwo. Willian will play on the right of attack and Neymar on the left. He took aim from 25 yards and the ball curled perfectly into the net, via the inside of the post. However, they seemed to ease off and could not find a victor after Switzerland equalised.

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However, Brazil failed to build on their lead as Thiago Silva and Jesus headed off target from unsafe corners and were made to pay early in the second-half.

Switzerland have lost only one of their last 23 matches (W16 D6), a 2-0 defeat to Portugal in October 2017.

They narrowly beat Northern Ireland in a playoff to get to Russian Federation, making it easy to scoff at the Schweizer Nati's No. 6 FIFA ranking in the run-up to the main event. Despite making 20 attempts toward Sommer's goal (including four shots on target and another nine off frame), Brazil created few genuine scoring chances.

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Hard to pick a standout individual, but the Barcelona man provided a world-class moment that should have sent Brazil on their way to victory.

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