Brazil bid to win the World Cup got off to a nightmare start as they missed a glut of chances and were surprisingly held by a disciplined Switzerland in Group E.

The South Americans looked more assured in attack, and went ahead. Attacking midfielder Coutinho fired Brazil ahead in the 20th minute.

The Swiss , however, proved they are not a team to sit back and sulk. They exerted pressure in search of the equalizer, forcing Brazil defence to open gaps for their attack. Steven Zuber did find the equalizer in the 50th minute heading home much to the delight of their fans.

Switzerland’s disciplined, defensive tactics frustrated the Brazilian side who enjoyed the majority of possession and they also carried a threat going forward from the start.

All eyes were then on Brazil’s star Neymar to respond, but he was under tight control by Swiss defenders.

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