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Brazil need solutions after coming unstuck against Swiss

Brazil need solutions after coming unstuck against Swiss

Brazil need solutions after coming unstuck against Swiss

Having regain full fitness, Neymar scored in Brazil's friendly wins over Croatia and Austria before their arrival in Russian Federation, and Lichtsteiner, who left Juventus to join Arsenal at the end of the domestic season, has no illusions about the scale of the task Switzerland face in attempting to halt the Paris Saint-Germain attacker. "We will continue to play with this consistency".

Brazil continued the trend of tournament favourites underperforming as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland in their World Cup Group E opener in Rostov.

Mexican referee Cesar Ramos's handling of the Swiss tactics divided opinion among fans and commentators as some called for greater protection for one of the world's best players, while many believed Neymar was too quick to go to ground.

A key to Coutinho's good performances with Brazil has been Barcelona teammate Paulinho, the defensive midfielder who has been responsible for giving the playmaker more freedom to help Neymar and the other forwards.

It was also the most fouls suffered by a Brazilian in a World Cup match since 1966, ESPN reports. But after Switzerland tied the game, the 26-year-old did not demonstrate the effort to help his country reach the win they were looking for.

Coutinho came close to restoring Brazil's lead when he chested down a long ball from the left before blasting a volley toward the far post, but he was unfortunate to see his attempt sail wide. "We're not here to make a lovely match against Brazil but to win it". "The first 40 minutes were tough for us, and at halftime I told the players to stay cool and press forward". Two thirds of the match I was happy, then the opposition grew stronger and we were not blocking enough.

According to the Brazil coach Tite, their star player is not at his best. But they couldn't get another one in front of a very Brazil-friendly crowd at the Rostov Arena.

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"Of course my expectation was a victory, I wanted to win, of course".

Brazil on Wednesday faces Serbia, the current Group E leader after it defeated Costa Rica, who will cross swords with Switzerland in a crucial group-stage match the same day.

"Against a hard and strong opponent you need to be realistic and sometimes you play passes without thinking too much but I think the team has shown great determination and true spirit".

"No, with this team, it will not be like eight years ago", he said.

The Swiss boss pointed out that perhaps the result is not as big a surprise as some may think: "I think we get a lack of recognition".

A fully fit Neymar will be needed if Brazil can't turn things around and arrive for the deciding match against Serbia on the brink of elimination.

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