Brazil v Switzerland, 17 June 2018

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World Cup - Follow the Football match between Brazil and Switzerland live with Eurosport.

Perennially among the favorites to win the FIFA World Cup, Brazil will open the 2018 tournament against Switzerland at 1 p.m. CDT Sunday in a Group E match at Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

Philippe Coutinho gave Brazil the lead with a stunning first-half strike, but they were denied an opening win.

Zuber thumped home a header from Xherdan Shaqiri's corner with the Brazilians calling for a free-kick for a push on Miranda.

Even though Brazil and its stars including Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho all playing strong through the qualifiers and friendlies, they're up against a Swiss team ranked sixth in the world after winning 9 of 10 qualifiers.

Marcelo was the only survivor from that Germany defeat that started - and it was down his left side where Brazil looked risky.

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Paulinho passed up a glorious chance when his scuffed effort from close range was turned behind by Yann Sommer.

Switzerland had to beat Northern Ireland to qualify for the World Cup, winning narrowly 1-0.

Still, despite all their possession the European side could not create any significant goal scoring chances and entered the half time break trailing by a goal.

Since 1966, Brazil have scored 37 goals from outside the box at the World Cup - 11 more than any other team.

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