COOKIE CONSENT
Write & Earn
Notifications
Favorites Edit
BRA vs SWI Match Result - FIFA WC 2018
Brazil
1 - 1
FT
Switzerland
Philippe Coutinho 20'
50' S. Zuber
PEEP! PEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! THE SWISS HOLD BRAZIL! 1-1

Brazil have only themselves to blame - they took it way too easy after that first wonder goal, and allowed the Swiss back into it. Neymar looked out of sorts and must step up his game if he and Brazil are to make an impact this tournament. 

The Swiss, meanwhile, provide further evidence of their indomitable spirit. Kudos to them

That's all from me, Anirudh Menon signing out... 

Toodle-ooo
90' + 6' OH OH OH NEYMAR DINKS IT IN, AUGUSTO PUNTS IT AT GOAL, AND SCHAR CLEARS IT ON THE LINE! WHAT DRAMA!
90' + 5' The ref takes an age, the Swiss takes an age, Neymar can finally take... 
90'+ 4' Neymar runs. Neymar gets fouled. Neymar will take a freekick, thirty yards out, just left of center. 
90' + 3' Džemaili does superbly to turn Thiago near the halfway line and the Swiss wins a smart freekick. Xhaka loses it with an over-ambitious crossfield
90' + 2' Willian tries to switch the play to Marcelo - and pry Switzerland open; but he overhits it. Sommer will take an hour to take that goalkick. 
90' + 1' FIVE MINUTES ADDED ON! Augusto wins a corner, the ball breaks out to Miranda - whose lash from just inside the box smashes just wide of Sommer's near post
90' Neymar squares up Lang -- a freekick is the natural outcome... AND OH! OH! OH! Neymar floats in a lovely ball into the box and Firmino heads it down firmly - only for Sommer to save superbly. The rebound falls just behind the lurking Augusto. 
 
89' Switzerland break forward after yet another Marcelo pass is cut out - and Shaqiri rolls forward, a little pitbull in red and white, before smashing an utterly rubbish shot well wide of Alisson's goal. 
88' OH! OH! OH! Willian floats in a sumptuous cross that Neymar ghosts onto inside the box - but the superstar can only head it straight at Sommer!
86' The veteran Lichtsteiner's race is run, a touch of cramp keeping him down, and Michael Lang of Basel runs on in his stead
85' A moment of comedy as a massive red balloon floats into the field of play and Alisson is called into play to burst it with a massive stomp. At the other end, Brazil glide for'ard and Neymar plays in Firmino with a lovely touch -- but the Liverpool man cannot get it under control. Another decent looking chance 
84' Shaqiri tries to barrel his way into the box - and almost does so - but a failed elastico allows Danilo to see him out. 
83' It's all Switzerland at the moment, as Shaqiri looks to play in Džemaili down the middle; only for the alert Thiago to cut it out. 
82' OW OW OW FIRMINO! Augusto slips him behind Akanji's shoulder and he bursts through - before smashing the ball well over Sommer's crossbar
81' Lichtsteiner goes down after a clash of heads and despite Brazil's protestations, the ref asks for the ball to be played out. As son as that is done, the Swiss captain gets up and starts complaining. Wily. 
80' The Swiss are making a sub of their own as Breel Embelo comes on in place of Haris Seferovic; who's run himself into the ground this game. 
79' That's the last bit of action for Jesus, as Firmino is thrown on in his stead. The Liverpool striker gets into the action right away as he looks to dribble into the box; but Schar and Lichtsteiner see him off easily
78' Coutinho, Neymar and Jesus attempt to connect at the edge of the box; but Schar reads it all superbly and wins it with a superb interception.
77' Marcelo is such a delight to watch. He dribbles around Lichtsteiner with the nonchalance of a born winger before teeing up Neymar -- who curls one into Sommer's hands. 
76' Brazil are potting about dangerously inside the Swiss third -- but Fernandinho murders the move dead with a horrendous shot that smashes into row Z. 
74' Xhaka's having the best game of his season so far. He finds it Džemaili with a lovely little dink but he ends up losing out to Thiago Siva
73' CONTROVERSY AS JESUS GOES DOWN INSIDE THE BOX! Jesus started it all with some incredible twinkle-toes feet and he plays a superb one-two with Coutinho before bursting into the box where it looks like Akanji has brought him down -- but the ref, and VAR deem it fair and legal. 
72' Xhaka pings a magnificent ball out to Shaqiri - simply sublime that 70 yarder - the winger kills it dead with a velvety touch and tees up Džemaili - but the midfielder's shot dribbles harmlessly into Alisson's gloves
71' Fernandinho stomps on Seferovic's feet; but the ref deems it unintentional and unavoidable so play goes on. Pekovic, on the touchline, is FUMING. 
70' Behrami goes out after putting in a hell of a shift; and Zakaria sprints on. Behrami's not happy to be off and needs a pat on his shoulder and a little bit of encouragement from his manager to make his way to the subs bench
69' Neymar looks to feed in Willian in at the far post, but Rodriguez reads it and heads it out. Neymar then swans out to the other flank and pings a lovely ball into Coutinho - who lashes a shot well wide. Great chance! 
68' Behrami gets into the ref's naughty book for absolutely cleaning up Neymar. Finally, scream the Brazilians. 
67' That one comes to nothing... and then Willian smashes it into row Z. That's halfway back to Rio by now. Tite looks to change things up and throws on Renato Augusto in place of Paulinho
66' Neymar's freekick is rubbish, but after a bit of pinball Fernandinho's hopeful smack into the area is deflected away for a corner. 
65' Schar gets a yellow for pulling back Neymar blatantly - the little magician looked like he was about to break through finally with one of his sublime dribbles. That's a freekick from the edge of the box; well towards Sommer's right. 
64' Jesus gives the ball away with a pass straight to Shaqiri and the Swiss throttle Brazil further back into their own area. 
63' The Swiss have put up a superb shield in front of their goal at the moment and the Brazilians are finding no way through. Heads are slowly starting to drop. 
61' WOOF! Akanji sends Jesus one way and goes the other with a drop of his shoulder - prey turning predator - but his pass is cut out. The ball ends up with Marcelo; who's crossfield to Danilo is horrendous. 
60' On cue, Tite hooks Casemiro and brings on Fernandinho. The Swiss move purposefully forward and Shaqiri wins a smart freekick off a frustrated Paulinho
59' AH! Casemiro has a look, sees Fernandinho ready to come on - knows whats coming - and smashes a shot at goal from forty yards out. It whistles hansomely high over Sommer's crossbar. 
58' That one leads to another and while the second is dealt with well by Akanji, Brazil have Switzerland pegged back into their own third now. 
57' ... which ends when Shaqiri swings it into Alisson's grateful arms. Brazil move forward -- WOAH! Willian's pass to Paulinho is cut out but it drops to Coutinho at the edge of the box. He SMASHES it at goal but Schar throws his body at it. Coutinho tries again, Schar does it again. It drops to Neymar who dances to the ede of the box and wins a corner with his shot
56'  The Brazilians are prying and prodding, and coming up against a solid mass of red. Coutinho compounds Brazil's worries by giving the ball away to Shaqiri and allow the Swiss a brief spell of possession
53' Brazil have to step out of their leisurely first-gear pace now, they don't have much of a choice. Jesus attempts to do this by touching a routine Marcelo pass into the path of Neymar with a superb touch - but Behrami reads it and gets in his way. In the process, he overstretched a bit and the 33-year-old looks like he's in a fair amount of pain
 
87'
M. Lang
S. Lichtsteiner
80'
B. Embolo
H. Seferović
Roberto Firmino
Gabriel Jesus
79'
71'
D. Zakaria
V. Behrami
68'
V. Behrami
Renato Augusto
Paulinho
67'
65'
F. Schär
Fernandinho
Casemiro
60'
50'
S. Zuber
assist: X. Shaqiri
Casemiro
47'
31'
S. Lichtsteiner
Philippe Coutinho
20'
Switzerland (4-2-3-1)
Vladimir Petković (Manager)
1
Alisson
12
Marcelo
3
João Miranda
2
Thiago Silva
14
Danilo
11
Philippe Coutinho
5
Casemiro
15
Paulinho
10
Neymar
9
Gabriel Jesus
19
Willian
1
Y. Sommer
13
R. Rodríguez
5
M. Akanji
22
F. Schär
2
S. Lichtsteiner
10
G. Xhaka
11
V. Behrami
14
S. Zuber
15
B. Džemaili
23
X. Shaqiri
9
H. Seferović
Switzerland (4-2-3-1)
Vladimir Petković (Manager)
Brazil Subs
13
Marquinhos
20
Roberto Firmino
21
Taison
22
Fágner
7
Douglas Costa
4
Pedro Geromel
6
Filipe Luis
16
Cássio
17
Fernandinho
23
Ederson Moraes
8
Renato Augusto
Switzerland Subs
21
R. Bürki
20
J. Djourou
19
J. Drmic
4
N. Elvedi
7
B. Embolo
16
G. Fernandes
8
R. Freuler
18
M. Gavranović
6
M. Lang
3
F. Moubandje
12
Y. Mvogo
17
D. Zakaria
55% POSSESSION 45%
21 SHOTS 6
5 SHOTS ON GOAL 2
11 FOULS 19
7 CORNERS 2
1 OFFSIDES 0
1 YELLOW CARDS 3
0 RED CARDS 0
1 SAVES 3
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Group A
1 Russia 1 1 0 0 5 3
2 Uruguay 1 1 0 0 1 3
3 Egypt 1 0 0 1 -1 0
4 Saudi Arabia 1 0 0 1 -5 0
Group B
1 Iran 1 1 0 0 1 3
2 Portugal 1 0 1 0 0 1
3 Spain 1 0 1 0 0 1
4 Morocco 1 0 0 1 -1 0
Group C
1 France 1 1 0 0 1 3
2 Denmark 1 1 0 0 1 3
3 Australia 1 0 0 1 -1 0
4 Peru 1 0 0 1 -1 0
Group D
1 Croatia 1 1 0 0 2 3
2 Iceland 1 0 1 0 0 1
3 Argentina 1 0 1 0 0 1
4 Nigeria 1 0 0 1 -2 0
Group E
1 Serbia 1 1 0 0 1 3
2 Brazil 1 0 1 0 0 1
3 Switzerland 1 0 1 0 0 1
4 Costa Rica 1 0 0 1 -1 0
Group F
1 Sweden 1 1 0 0 1 3
2 Mexico 1 1 0 0 1 3
3 Korea Republic 1 0 0 1 -1 0
4 Germany 1 0 0 1 -1 0
Group G
1 Belgium 1 1 0 0 3 3
2 England 1 1 0 0 1 3
3 Tunisia 1 0 0 1 -1 0
4 Panama 1 0 0 1 -3 0
Group H
1 Japan 1 1 0 0 1 3
2 Senegal 1 1 0 0 1 3
3 Poland 1 0 0 1 -1 0
4 Colombia 1 0 0 1 -1 0
MATCH DETAILS
Tournament FIFA WC 2018 - Week 1
Stadium Rostov Arena
Match time Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 11:30 PM
Updated: Jun 18, 2018 01:25 AM | Published: Jun 17, 2018 21:05 PM
LIVE CHAT online