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Brazil 1-0 Switzerland: Casemiro winner seals last-16 spot

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Brazil 1-0 Switzerland: Casemiro winner seals last-16 spot

Casemiro scored a shocking winner as five-time champions Brazil edged previous Switzerland to succeed in the World Cup knockout stage.

An in any other case drab encounter was delivered to life seven minutes from time as Manchester United midfielder Casemiro fired a first-time effort into the far nook, leaving goalkeeper Yann Sommer standing.

Brazil backed up their opening victory over Serbia to high the group with most factors and can assure high spot with some extent in opposition to Cameroon of their last recreation.

Tite’s males thought that they had damaged the impasse after the hour mark when Vinicius Jr stored his composure to coolly stroke in, however the aim was dominated out for offside by VAR.

Switzerland had sat compact for a lot of the sport and didn’t provide any attacking risk, failing to get a shot on track within the contest.

Murat Yakin’s thought they have been going to flee with some extent, however Casemiro’s second of inspiration had Brazilian followers bouncing inside Stadium 974.

‘Invisible man’ Casemiro stands tallest

For probably the most half, this seemed like being a colorless, goalless draw earlier than Casemiro’s second of brilliance.

The midfielder had been described earlier than the sport as Brazil’s “invisible man” by Gilberto Silva – a part of their final World Cup-winning facet of 2002. It was a tribute to the midfielder’s willingness to quietly do the staff’s soiled work.

But this time, Casemiro was the centre of consideration on the finish, as he and his team-mates celebrated victory by leaping and singing in entrance of their followers.

It was a stunning end too – with the Brazilians enjoying fast interchange passes earlier than substitute Rodrygo of Real Madrid slipped a go to Casemiro to fireplace an angled end with the skin of his boot.

Without injured star man Neymar, who was out injured and will not get well till the knockout stage, Brazil lacked inspiration within the last third and located possibilities at a premium.

The match favourites are stacked with attacking gamers however it was their defensive midfield maestro who prolonged their unbeaten run within the group phases to a document 17 video games.

It took Brazil 27 minutes to have their first shot, Vinicius Jr’s scuffed volley on the again put up was pushed out by Sommer, whereas Raphinha’s well-struck effort from vary was straight on the Switzerland goalkeeper.

The Swiss needed to abandon their defensive form after they conceded late on and additional possibilities fell Brazil’s approach however they have been unable so as to add additional objectives.

Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes’ header was straight at Sommer, whereas Rodrygo had the perfect opening for a second in injury-time, however his thumping shot was brilliantly blocked by Manchester City defender Manuel Akanji.

Player of the match

Vinícius JúniorVinícius Júnior

Brazil

  1. Squad quantity20Player titleVinícius Júnior

  2. Squad quantity5Player titleCasemiro

  3. Squad quantity17Player titleBruno Guimarães

  4. Squad quantity1Player titleAlisson

  5. Squad quantity9Player titleRicharlison

  6. Squad quantity3Player titleThiago Silva

  7. Squad quantity18Player titleGabriel Jesus

  8. Squad quantity11Player titleRaphinha

  9. Squad quantity4Player titleMarquinhos

  10. Squad quantity19Player titleAntony

  11. Squad quantity8Player titleFred

  12. Squad quantity7Player titleLucas Paquetá

  13. Squad quantity21Player titleRodrygo

  14. Squad quantity6Player titleAlex Sandro

  15. Squad quantity14Player titleÉder Militão

  16. Squad quantity16Player titleAlex Telles

Switzerland

  1. Squad quantity1Player titleSommer

  2. Squad quantity10Player titleXhaka

  3. Squad quantity5Player titleAkanji

  4. Squad quantity8Player titleFreuler

  5. Squad quantity13Player titleRodríguez

  6. Squad quantity17Player titleVargas

  7. Squad quantity4Player titleElvedi

  8. Squad quantity7Player titleEmbolo

  9. Squad quantity3Player titleWidmer

  10. Squad quantity25Player titleRieder

  11. Squad quantity11Player titleSteffen

  12. Squad quantity9Player titleSeferovic

  13. Squad quantity15Player titleSow

  14. Squad quantity2Player titleFernandes

  15. Squad quantity14Player titleAebischer

  16. Squad quantity20Player titleFrei

Line-ups

Brazil

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Alisson
  • 14Militão
  • 4Marquinhos
  • 3Thiago Silva
  • 6Alex SandroSubstituted forAlex Tellesat 86′minutes
  • 8FredBooked at 52minsSubstituted forBruno Guimarãesat 58′minutes
  • 5Casemiro
  • 7Lucas PaquetáSubstituted forRodrygoat 45′minutes
  • 11RaphinhaSubstituted forAntonyat 73′minutes
  • 9RicharlisonSubstituted forGabriel Jesusat 73′minutes
  • 20Vinícius Júnior

Substitutes

  • 12Weverton
  • 13Alves da Silva
  • 15Fabinho
  • 16Alex Telles
  • 17Bruno Guimarães
  • 18Gabriel Jesus
  • 19Antony
  • 21Rodrygo
  • 22Éverton Ribeiro
  • 23Ederson
  • 24Bremer
  • 25Pedro
  • 26Martinelli

Switzerland

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Sommer
  • 3WidmerSubstituted forFreiat 86′minutes
  • 5Akanji
  • 4Elvedi
  • 13Rodríguez
  • 8Freuler
  • 10Xhaka
  • 25RiederBooked at 50minsSubstituted forSteffenat 59′minutes
  • 15SowSubstituted forAebischerat 76′minutes
  • 17VargasSubstituted forFernandesat 59′minutes
  • 7EmboloSubstituted forSeferovicat 76′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Fernandes
  • 6Zakaria
  • 9Seferovic
  • 11Steffen
  • 12Omlin
  • 14Aebischer
  • 16Fassnacht
  • 18Cömert
  • 20Frei
  • 21Kobel
  • 22Schär
  • 23Shaqiri
  • 24Köhn
  • 26Jashari

Referee:
Iván Arcides Barton Cisneros

Attendance:
43,649

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