Brazil held to draw by Switzerland at World Cup

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Brazil had got off to the ideal start when Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho curled home a superb 20th-minute opener, but the Swiss responded with a display of real character and got their reward, despite a series of late scares, courtesy of Zuber's header.

"We knew this game wasn't going to be easy".

"I am proud of their determination", Petkovic said of his team.

Their promising start could not last and soon Switzerland were sitting back as Brazil passed the ball crisply around the pitch, nearly finding a breakthrough when Paulinho dragged a shot across the face of goal and wide of the far post with 10 minutes played.

Brazil coach Tite was convinced Switzerland's equaliser should have been ruled out for a foul as the five-time World Cup winners were held to a 1-1 draw in their Group E opener. Tite's men ended as they had begun with a series of chances for a late victor as Neymar and Roberto Firmino headed straight at Sommer before Miranda dragged a shot inches wide.

Vladimir Petkovic's men's focus on Neymar - who was fouled 10 times across 96 minutes - allowed his team-mates a bit of extra space and Philippe Coutinho took the opportunity to show what he is capable of in what was his World Cup debut. The five-time world champions went about their task of erasing the memories of a 7-1 thrashing by Germany on home soil four years ago purposefully early on.

"Of course, neutralizing Neymar was a key ingredient of our game", he added.

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Striker Jesus said the side did not need to change too much for their next game.

As a result of their lack of influence on Brazil's game, Casemiro, Paulinho, and Jesus were substituted in the second half by Renato Augusto, Fernandinho, and Roberto Firmino respectively, but none of them could make a single thing to change the final scored.

Brazil forward Neymar has called on the officials at this summer's World Cup to "do their job" following an incident-filled encounter with Switzerland.

Add Brazil to the list of highly-ranked teams struggling out of the gate at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. "I put it down to stress, first match nerves, that's true for me too", the Brazil boss said.

Brazilian coach, Tite, however in a post-match interview also hinted that his star player could be rested against Costa Rica following the fouls he received to enable him to remain fit for the other games ahead.

"I don't think he pushed the player, it's a normal challenge at a corner for me". We should have made their keeper work harder than that. He's good enough to play very well.

Brazil will face Costa Rica in St. Petersburg while Switzerland takes on Serbia in Kaliningrad.

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