Swiss hold favourites Brazil after Coutinho stunner

Neymar of Brazil smiles in training

Following his return from injury Neymar has scored against Croatia and Austria in International friendlies

Brazil get their World Cup started with what is probably their toughest match in the group stage against Switzerland.

Switzerland came up with a spirited performance in holding five-time champions Brazil to a 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener on Sunday.

Philippe Coutinho gave Brazil the lead in the 20th minute with a volley that bounced in off the right post.

The Brazil coach, Tite, left nothing to chance as he rolled out his big guns for their opening clash, naming a front four of Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Neymar and Gabriel Jesus, with Roberto Firmino among the substitutes waiting in the wings.

But then Steven Zuber brought the underdogs level in the second half just minutes in, heading home but also pushing Miranda in the process.

Marcelo was the only survivor from that Germany defeat that started - and it was down his left side where Brazil looked risky. The Swiss went 9-1-0 in World Cup qualifying, only failing to win its group due to losing the goal-differential tiebreaker to Portugal.

Five of Coutinho's 11 goals for Brazil have been from outside the box.

Just before halftime, Brazil had a chance to double its lead after Marcelo won a corner kick, with Thiago Silva's glancing header flying just over the crossbar.

Another alternative to watch Switzerland vs Brazil is to try out the FuboTV 7-day free trial. If they are to do so, they'll need a few moments of magic from their star winger Xherdan Shaqiri, as well as top-level performances from players like Granit Xhaka and Ricardo Rodriguez.

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