Journalism of Courage

Switzerland stun Brazil 1-1

Five time world champions, Brazil, were forced to a 1-1 draw Sunday by hard fighting Swiss team at the ongoing FIFA world cup in Russia.

Philippe Coutinho gave Brazil a perfect start by scoring a stunning goal in the 20th minute as they head to the half-time break with a 1-0 lead. But Steven Zuber’s header early in the second half (50th minute) was enough for the Swiss to snatch a point from one of the tournament.

 

Starting line-ups

Brazil (4-3-3): Alisson Becker; Danilo, Thiago Silva, Joao Miranda, Marcelo (capt); Paulinho, Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho; Willian, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar. Coach: Tite (BRA)

Switzerland (4-2-3-1): Yann Sommer; Stephan Lichtsteiner (capt), Manuel Akanji, Fabian Schaer, Ricardo Rodriguez; Valon Behrami, Granit Xhaka; Xherdan Shaqiri, Blerim Dzemaili, Steven Zuber; Haris Seferovic. Coach: Vladimir Petkovic (BIH)

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