FIFA World Cup 2018 ||Brazil vs Switzerland
The FIFA World Cup-2018, which was played between the 5-time champion Brazil vs Switzerland, had a 1-1 draw against Group-E. The only goal for Brazil came in the 20th minute by Philippine Coutinho, while Switzerland’s 26-year-old star midfielder Steven Zuber put his team in the 50th minute with a header. After this, Neymar got a free kick at the end of the match, but he could not convert it into the goal and got a draw.
This is the first time since 1978 when the Brazilian team failed to win the initial match. Before this, Brazil’s star striker Neymar, one of the strongest contenders of the title, came down to the ground while defying all doubts about Neymar ‘s fitness. However, he could not do anything special in the match played at the Rostov Arena, the Swiss Defense kept them entangled.
At the beginning of the first half, Neymar made a good move with Gabriel Jesus, but could not score a goal. Brazil had another chance in the 12th minute, but this time it did not get any success. Actually, Paulinho was very close to the goal post and kick on the ball. The ball was moving towards the goal after the opposing team was on the feet of the player that the goalkeeper Sommer put the hand and the ball went out of the post. However, Brazil did not have to wait much for the first goal.
8 minutes later, Philippine Coutinho scored a goal by giving a 1-0 lead to his team. On the left side of the box, the striker of Barcelona hit a stormy shot and the opposing goalkeeper completely failed to stop him. Neymar had a golden chance to score in the last minute before the break, but he failed to score a goal at the close of the match with Thiago Silva. The most expensive player in the world was bound by Swiss players in the first half.
The beginning of the second half of the match brought the good news for the fans of Switzerland. The 26-year-old star midfielder Steven Zuber confused the ball into the net in the 50th minute. Along with this, Switzerland equalized 1-1. This header was closely linked to the round post. The Brazilian players complained that Zubar had pushed defender Miranda but the referee of Mexico, Ramos rejected it.
Neymar was very close to making this goal in 58th minute, but the ball came out close to the post. On the other hand, Switzerland’s goalkeeper Sommer saved many goals while displaying tremendous impetus, which included free-kick to Brazil in extra time But Neymar’s shot was involved. At the same time, Group E, being called Group of Death, is at the top with Serbia’s team winning Costa Rica.