Brazil vs Switzerland: Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland


Brazil forward Neymar has made his first competitive start since injuring his ankle and metatarsal in February after being named in coach Tite's starting line-up for the five-times winners' World Cup opener against Switzerland on Sunday.

Philippe Coutinho gave Brazil the lead with a stunning first-half strike, but they were denied an opening win.

The highly organised Swiss hit back early in the second period from one of their few chances as Brazil's Casemiro and Miranda switched off and the unmarked Steven Zuber barely had to leave his feet to nod in Xherdan Shaqiri's whipped corner.

They took the lead on 20 minutes when Neymar's run down that flank left space for Coutinho to work in.

Brazil have won three of their eight meetings with Switzerland, losing twice and drawing the other three.

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Switzerland haven't lost their opening World Cup match in any of their last five tournaments (W2 D3). Steven Zuber then headed in the equalizer in the 50th.

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Still, Brazil always looked in control until they ceded a corner and Zuber took full advantage of their collective lapse of concentration.