After the surprising loss of Germany, everyone expected that the other favorite having a game today (Brazil) will not repeat the mistake of the current World Cup champions. In fact, Brazil did not really repeat the mistake of the Europeans, but still, Selecao did not register the, scored which their fans were dreaming off. In the first game of Brazil at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Brazil finished with a draw (1-1) against the tough team of Switzerland.
The game started with a huge domination of Brazil which was the most normal thing that could happen. The Brazilian squad full with starts was attacking with full powers and the first goal was just a matter of time. Philippe Coutinho (20’) was the Brazilian player that was able to open the score with a spectacular shot from distance.
In the next few minutes Brazil tried to score a quick second goal, but after the successful performance of Switzerland, the Brazilians decided to wait for their chances on counter-attacks. This decision probably destroyed the whole motivation of the team which at the beginning of the second half conceded a goal that made the score even. After a cross from a corner for Switzerland Steven Zuber (50’) scored from few meters.
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There was some discussion about the fact that Zuber most likely performed an offensive foul but the goal was counted.
From that point on Brazil was giving its best to win the game, but after a great performance from Switzerland and especially their goalie Yann Sommer the Europeans secured a much needed 1 points that will give them a great chance of continuing in the next stage. At the same time, Brazil must quickly adjust to the World Cup and find its best form if the South Americans want to have chances to win the trophy at the biggest tournament in the world. Tite and his staff must think over the strategy of the team which in this game was really slow and depending on the individual performance of Neymar who is still not in his best form.