Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup

Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia – Brazil joined the record of huge groups struggling to win their opening matches on the World Cup in Russia.

The five-time champions had been held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday, just a few hours after four-time champion Germany was crushed by Mexico 1-Zero.

Philippe Coutinho gave Brazil the lead within the 20th minute with a volley that bounced in off the proper put up. Steven Zuber then headed within the equalizer within the 50th. Mexican referee Cesar Ramos dismissed complaints that Zuber had shoved defender Miranda earlier than attending to the nook from Xherdan Shaqiri.

Moreover Brazil and Germany, Argentina was held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland on Saturday and Spain and Portugal performed to a Three-Three draw on Friday.

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