As it happened: Zuber's header cancels out Coutinho's opener to snatch an unexpected point

As it happened: Zuber's header cancels out Coutinho's opener to snatch an unexpected point

Brogan Clasper
Brazil Sommer, Rodriguez, Akanji, Schar, Lichtsteiner (Lang), Xhaka, Behrami (Zakaria), Dzemaili, Zuber, Shaqiri, Seferovic (Embolo).
SwitzerlandAlisson, Danilo, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marcelo, Paulinho (Augusto), Casemiro, Coutinho, Willian, Gabriel Jesus (Firmino), Neymar.
SCORE1-0 Coutinho (20'), 1-1 Zuber (50')
REFEREECésar Ramos (MEX) - Yellow cards: Lichtsteiner (31'), Casemiro (48'), Schar (64'), Behrami (68')
INCIDENTSWorld Cup group stage clash live from the Rostov Arena.
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Unfortunately, that is all we have time for today. It has been yet another day of football at it's finest. However, we go again tomorrow and you can catch keep up with Sweden vs South Korea here. 

After such a positive and energetic start from Brazil it was such a lacklustre performance following Coutinho's opening goal. Although Brazil had their chances late on in the game it proved a worthy point for the Swiss. 


90+1' - MIRANDA SO CLOSE! The defender hooks his chance wide yet another golden opportunity missed. 

90'  - FIVE minutes will be added. 

90' - Sommer saves Switzerland! Firmino should have converted his header but once again it falls straight at the goalkeeper. 

87' - CHANCE FOR NEYMAR! He finds himself on the end of a Willian cross but his header is straight at the body of Sommer who saves with ease. 

85' - The ball would just not fall to the feet of Firmino as Neymar tried to send the Liverpool man through in goal. 

82' - Firmino gets his chance, albeit from a tight angle but he squanders the half-volley. 

80' -  Seferovic is to be replaced by Embolo

79' - Gabriel Jesus exits the field as Liverpool's Roberto Firmino relaces him. 

78' - Neymar tries his luck from range by only forces a routine stop from Sommer. 

76' - It is foul after foul here in Rostov as Switzerland are trying to prevent Brazil creating any momentum. 

73' - Brazil denied a penalty after Jesus takes a tumble in the box - this may get reviewed. 

70' - Switzerland change as Behrami is replaced by Zakaria

70' - Chance for Coutinho but he fires well wide. The Barcelona man chests it down before slicing his half-volley wide. 

68' - Behrami is the next to be shown a yellow card after a late challenge on Neymar. 

67' - Paulinho is replaced by Renato Augusto

66' - Corner to Brazil after Fernandinho's long ranged effort is blocked from going goal bound. 

64' - Neymar is eventually stopped by Schar who holds on to the shirt of the Brazillian for about 15 yards. 

60' - This seems almost like a completely different Brazil team to which opened the game. Slow and lacking ideas - Switzerland look comfortable. 

57' - Brazil have lost all the rhythm which saw them dominate the opening 20 minutes of the game. 

55' - Behrami seems to have overstretched and is set to be replaced. 

52' - Game on! Swizterland's first-half determination has paid off with the game now at evens. 

More on the goal - Hoffenheim's Zuber finds himself free in the box from a corner and cannons the ball home beyond a helpless Alisson. 


47' - Casemiro has his name taken by the referee after a late challenge on Behrami. 

46' - Referee César Ramos gets us back underway for the second half. 

HT - A comfortable half for Brazil. However, their energetic start disappeared after Coutinho's opener. The Swiss have worked hard to keep Neymar quiet and grew in confidence after the opening goal. 

45+1' - Thiago Silva comes close to heading home Brazil's second from a superb corner. But his header goes just over. 

45' - A minimum of two minutes will be added on. 

42' - Jesus is played in by Casemiro but is unable to lose his defender and the counter attack is quickly broken. 

40' - Zuber fires from the edge of the box but the ball soars straight into the face of the unfortunate Thiago Silva - but he quickly returns to his feet. 

35' - The high-intensity Brazil which we saw open the game in such emphatic fashion seems to have settled down as Switzerland continue to enjoy the possession. 

31' - Lichtsteiner is shown the first yellow card of the game after a foul on Neymar. 

29' - The Swiss continue to control the possession but Brazil look comfortable. 

26' - There is a slight break in play following a clash of heads from Casemiro and Schar. 

24' - Switzerland respond with the lion's share of possession but are struggling to break through on goal. 

More on the goal - The ball is cleared as far as Coutinho on the edge of the box. He takes one touch before curling the ball into the top corner of Sommer's goal. 


17' - Switzerland are all over the place at the minute. Brazil are beginning to create good opportunities on goal. 

14' - This is all Brazil! Neymar is taken down with force around 30 yards out... but Neymar fires it into the wall. 

13' - This time it is Jesus who puts the ball into the box. However, no one is able to get on the end of it. 

10' - SO CLOSE! Switzerland are completely undone but Paulinho is unable to convert from close range. 

9' - Neymar tries to run in behind the Swiss defence but Sommer collects the ball comfortably. 

5' - A superb turn from Neymar almost results in a yellow card for Xhaka after a blatant shirt pull. 

3' - An early chance for Switzerland! Shaqiri crosses but Dzemaili fires well over Alisson's goal. 

2' - Willian gives away an early freekick in the Swiss half. 

1' - We are underway here in Rostov!

The teams are in the tunnel - not long now!

Also, AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson is given the nod ahead of Manchester City's Ederson

Neymar makes his return to the world stage after a lengthy injury which was picked up during PSG's Champions League campaign. 

Brazil Starting XI: Alisson, Danilo, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marcelo, Paulinho, Casemiro, Coutinho, Willian, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar.

Switzerland Starting XI: Sommer, Rodriguez, Akanji, Schar, Lichtsteiner, Xhaka, Behrami, Dzemaili, Zuber, Shaqiri, Seferovic.

Just under an hour before kick-off and we can bring you the team news!

Welcome to VAVEL UK live game! Team news will come an hour before Brazil vs Switzerland Live Stream kick-off but in the meantime, if you want to join in with the World Cup debate over on Twitter, make sure you follow us @VAVEL.

Vladimir Petković has the Premier League trio of Stephan Lichtsteiner, Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri at his disposal - all who have plenty of experience in tournament football with their national side. 

Switzerland will be without the experienced figure of Admir Mehmedi who is expected to be replaced by Steven Zuber

However, going into the World Cup Brazil are without their first choice right-back in Dani Alves which means it is likely Manchester City's Danilo will start. 

Brazil are boosted by the return of Neymar, the 26-year-old sustained a lengthy injury during PSG's Champions League campaign but has recovered just in time to spearhead his nation's attack.

Brazil vs Switzerland  Live Stream

Switzerland have a challenge on their hands to progress from the group with Serbia providing tough opposition for what is likely to be the second spot in Group E. However, they can take inspiration from their 2014 tournament having reached the last 16. 

For many people, Brazil enters the tournament as favourites despite their disappointing end to the 2014 World Cup. Having lost on home soil 7-1 to Germany in the semi-final - Brazil will hope key lessons have been learned. 

Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live text coverage of this afternoon's World Cup action from the Rostov Arena as Brazil play Switzerland. I'm Brogan Clasper and I will be guiding you through the action.