Switzerland hold five-time champs Brazil to 1-1 draw in opener

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Switzerland hold five-time champs Brazil to 1-1 draw in opener

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Switzerland came up with a spirited performance in holding five-time champions Brazil to a 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener on Sunday. ทาง เข้า sbobet ใหม่ ล่าสุด Brazil came out guns ablazing and went ahead in the 20th minute on a tantalizing long strike by Philippe Coutinho. But Switzerland stood up to the Selecao with the equalizer in the 50th minute on a Steven Zuber header. And then the Nati held off the powerful Brazilian attack to grab the point.The draw gives both teams one point in Group E - behind Serbia who have three points after a 1-0 win over Costa Rica.The only time Switzerland and Brazil previously met in the World Cup came in 1950, ทาง เข้า sbobet ใหม่ ล่าสุด when Swiss Jacky Fatton scored in the 88th minute for a 2-2 draw.Captain Marcelo was the only starter in Brazil's line-up that also featured in the first eleven in his country's embarrassing 7-1 loss to Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals. Neymar, who missed the 2014 moment-to-be forgotten with a broken bone in his back, was able to play even though coach Tite said Saturday he was not "100 percent" fit. The first 10 minutes at Rostov Arena featured both teams feeling each other out with Brazil venturing forward a bit more. The South American powers just missed grabbing the lead in the 11th but Swiss keeper Yann Sommer did a good job deflecting away Paulinho's left foot attempt. ทาง เข้า sbobet ใหม่ ล่าสุด

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