FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil held by Switzerland on day of upsets

Updated On Jun 18, 2018 02:00 AM IST

A second-half header from Steven Zuber cancelled out a sensational early goal from Philippe Coutinho as Switzerland and Brazil drew 1-1 in a tight Group E World Cup opener on Sunday.

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Brazil's Neymar looks dejected as Switzerland's Michael Lang looks on at the end of the Group E match at the FIFA World Cup 2018. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Brazil's Neymar looks dejected as Switzerland's Michael Lang looks on at the end of the Group E match at the FIFA World Cup 2018. (REUTERS)

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Brazil's Neymar in action with Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri and Breel Embolo. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Brazil's Neymar in action with Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri and Breel Embolo. (REUTERS)

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Brazil initially controlled the midfield against Switzerland. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Brazil initially controlled the midfield against Switzerland. (REUTERS)

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Brazil's Neymar talks with a referee. He was the target of many a fouls by Swiss players. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Brazil's Neymar talks with a referee. He was the target of many a fouls by Swiss players. (REUTERS)

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Brazil's Neymar looks dejected after failing to score. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Brazil's Neymar looks dejected after failing to score. (REUTERS)

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Brazil goalkeeper Alisson, right, kicks a balloon during the group E match in the Rostov Arena. (AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Brazil goalkeeper Alisson, right, kicks a balloon during the group E match in the Rostov Arena. (AP)

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Brazil's Philippe Coutinho celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal in the 20th minute. (AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Brazil's Philippe Coutinho celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal in the 20th minute. (AP)

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Brazil's Philippe Coutinho, right, is greeted by teammates Miranda after scoring his side's first goal against Switzerland. (AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Brazil's Philippe Coutinho, right, is greeted by teammates Miranda after scoring his side's first goal against Switzerland. (AP)

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Switzerland's Steven Zuber scores their first goal in the 50th minute. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Switzerland's Steven Zuber scores their first goal in the 50th minute. (REUTERS)

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Zuber’s equaliser had the fans on their feet. (AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Zuber’s equaliser had the fans on their feet. (AP)

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Brazil could not get another goal and now face Costa Rica on June 22. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Brazil could not get another goal and now face Costa Rica on June 22. (REUTERS)

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Swishers fans celebrate after the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland. (AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Swishers fans celebrate after the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland. (AP)

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