Switzerland holds Brazil to 1-1 draw

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However, Brazil paid for their failure to kill the game off when Steven Zuber powered home an equaliser from Xherdan Shaqiri's corner five minutes after the break.

In the earlier matches also on Sunday, defending champions Germany crashed to defeat in their first game at the World Cup on Sunday as an enterprising Mexico refused to be intimidated by history and ran out 1-0 winners in a thrilling Group F opener. Analysing the game for WION, Westwood said that there were two instances when the referee could've used the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

With the exception of Coutinho, nearly all of Brazil's creativity went down the drain as Switzerland swiftly took control of the proceedings at the expense of a dismal approach adopted by the five-time World Cup winners.

Westwood reckoned that both instances could've gone in Brazil's favour had the referee opted to use VAR.

Switzerland now face Serbia and then Costa Rica in Group E after taking a valuable point off the Brazilians.

Serbia, with their win over Costa Rica, leads the Group E standings with three points.

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Throughout the game, Neymar was taken down again.

It was all going Brazil's way in the first half as Philippe Coutinho's sparkling, long-range effort gave the South American's the lead at 20 minutes.

Twitter, of course, could not stay out of the Neymar conversation during Sunday's match.

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.

Brazil had a few good scoring chances late, including a shot in stoppage time by center back Miranda from inside the box that slipped just wide of the left post.

Brazil always looked in control until they ceded a corner and Zuber took full advantage of their collective lapse of concentration to level. Switzerland survived a Neymar free kick and another corner kick in the final minute of stoppage time.

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