Switzerland Hold Brazil to 1-1 Draw in Team's First Match at FIFA World Cup

Switzerland Hold Brazil to 1-1 Draw in Team's First Match at FIFA World Cup

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Five-time World Cup winners Brazil were held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland in teams' first match at 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The game was held at the 43,500-seater Rostov Arena on Sunday.

Brazil's Philippe Coutinho broke the deadlock in the 20th minute after curling a beautiful right-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area, which went in off the post.

Switzerland's Steven Zuber leveled the score five minutes after half time with a fine close-range header.

Serbia defeated Costa Rica 1-0 in the other Group E match earlier in the day.

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Brazil will next play against Costa Rica on Friday in St. Petersburg, while Switzerland will face Serbia on the same day in Kaliningrad.

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