Hello and welcome to highlights of the Brazil vs Switzerland Group G FIFA World Cup match at the Stadium 974.
Here is why the Vinicius goal was ruled offside.
Brazil become the second team to seal their passage to the knockouts of the tournament. Vinicius put them ahead in the 64th minute but the goal was ruled offside. They did not relent. They pushed through and Casemiro found the net in the 83rd minute. Switzerland never really threatened to score. They wanted to just hold off Brazil attackers but they cracked. It becomes slightly tricky for them to qualify now. The last game against Serbia would require them to win. A loss will take their fate out of their hands.
A corner in the dying minutes for Brazil but they fail to keep the ball close to the corner flag. That does not matter as there is not enough time for the Swiss to push for an equaliser. Game over!
Another chance missed. Rodrygo’s shot is blocked by Akanji.
Vinicius! He has the chance to play the ball to Rodrygo but he choses to take the shot. Rodrygo was unmarked and in a better position to score.
Switzerland’s counter attack fails as Xhaka’s ball to Fernandes on the left is too long. Six minutes of added time.
Brazil get a free kick yet again. The delivery is too long and Sommer keeps the ball.
Shot! Saved by Sommer! Rodrygo with a powerful attempt but Sommer parries it over the goal.
Brazil: IN - Telles | OUT - Sandro
Switzerland: IN - Frei | OUT - Widmer
Casemiro! Brazil celebrate as they are in the lead! 1-0!
Corner for Brazil! Antony takes it but Elmedi clears the ball from the six yar box.
Antony puts the ball in from the right but it goes straight into Sommer’s arms.
Antony is fouled on the right touchline by Rodrigues. The attacker asks for a card but there is none for the Swiss defender.
Brazil trying to work their way into the final third. Switzerland offer no space.
IN - Aebischer, Seferovic | OUT - Sow, Embolo
Another vital clearance by Widmer. He was one on one with Vinicius on the left wing and does not let the attacker pass.
IN - Jesus, Antony | OUT - Richarlison, Raphinha
Richarlison gets a ball, he takes a touch and tries to turn. Rodrigues gets to the ball first and passes it to Sommer. Sommer clears.
Richarlison’s left footed shot from the left side is blocked by Widmer.
Embolo charges down the middle of the pitch and shrugs off Bruno Guimares. The move eventually fizzles out for a lack of Swiss shirts up front.
Akanji fouls Vinicius near the penalty area. Brazil fail to make the most of the opportunity. Switzerland get a goal kick.
Scratch that last update folks! The goal has been disallowed for offside! It is still 0-0! Richarlison tried to interfere in the play from an offside position. The ball then went to Vinicius who scored eventually. Fair decision.
VINICIUS!!! He puts Brazil ahead! Brazil leads 1-0.
Sandro tries to put the ball in from the left but Akanji is stationed perfectly to block. Brazil still win back the possession.
Switzerland get a chance! Bruno loses the ball and Switzerland charge forward. The shot is eventually blocked by Marquinhos.
IN - Fernandes, Steffen | OUT - Vargas, Rieder
IN - Bruno G. | OUT - Fred
Embolo nearly wins the ball from Alisson. Action moves to the other and Richarlison is inches away from hitting the ball home off a Vinicius pass.
Sandro and Vinicius try to work out a one-two move but the ball rolls out for a goal kick.
Corner for Switzerland. The delivery from Vargas is punched away by Alisson.
Blocked by Vinicius! Swiss finally make a move. Rieder gets a long ball in the penalty area and he squares it. Embolo is waiting but a Brazil shirt slides in to block the pass
Raphinha puts a cross in from the right but Xhaka clears. Fred then stops a Switzerland attack and gets booked. First booking of the game.
Riedler fouls Rodrygo in the final third. A threatening set piece chance for Brazil but the decide to play a pass and retain possession than play a ball in.
Richarlison plays a cross from the left wing into the box but Switzerland clear. The same story as the first half.
Sandro plays a long ball down the left flank but the target man Vinicius is caught offside.
The second period starts. Brazil have made a change - Rodrygo comes in for Paqueta - in hopes of adding creativity.
Possession: 55-45 | Shots: 6-1 | Shots on Target: 2-0 | Corners: 4-2
This has been a cagey half to be honest! Neymar’s absence has been evident for the Samba Boys. Raphinha delivered a chance for Vinicius but Sommer denied. That was the closest Brazil came to scoring. While Switzerland have been solid in defence, their attack has had limited touches. Hopefully, the second half offers more than the first one did.
Switzerland win a corner but nothing comes off it. The ball flashes past the face of goal and nobody connects to it. That is the end of the first half.
The second corner is near Sommer who clears it but mistimes the touch. The deflection lands in common space but Switzerland get there first to clear it.
A momentary pause as the lights have gone off.
Corner for Brazil. Raphinha takes it, Silva meets it but the shot is deflected out for another corner.
Brazil working the ball, trying to figure out spaces to play the pass into. But the Swiss have it covered. A long pass from Casemiro hands the ball back to the Europeans.
Switzerland have a chance to break out on a counter but they don’t have enough bodies to make it work. Sow pulls the ball back to ensure his team does not lose possession.
Chance! Rodriguez crosses from the left and Vargas is in the six yard box when he gets it. He turns to shoot but is not able to sort the ball cleanly. Alisson comes out of his line to take the ball.
Raphinha crosses from the left after a short corner but Sommer stands tall to collect it.
Corner for Brazil! A neat move by Brazil. The ball moves cleanly from the left wing to the centre where Militao takes a long range. The shot deflects of a Swiss defender to go out for a corner.
Paqueta loses out the ball to Freuler but the Swiss midfielder’s run is thwarted by Marquinhos.
Vinicius gets a long ball on the left flank but is caught offside.
Eder Militao with a brilliant win back from Vargas. The Swiss forward was on the run in the Brazil half but cannot pass the Real Madrid defender.
Marquinhos and Paqueta try a one-two move from the right. The move fizzles out and is cleared.
Richarlison is brought down by Freuler.
Sommer yet again saves. This time it a long-range shot by Raphinha. The attacker cuts in from the right and shoots. On target but a comfortable save.
Widmer tackles Vinicius to win the ball back for Switzerland on the left wing.
Saved! Sommer denies Vinicius! Raphinha plays a pin point cross from the right and Vinicius is there in the penalty area. Vini shoots it on the first go and Sommer stops the shot.
Frueler enters the Brazil penalty area down the right flank but Sandro comes sweeping in to clear the danger.
Switzerland build an attack down the left. The ball moves to Sow in the centre and he tries to thread a through ball. Silva clears.
Thiago Silva fouls Embolo near the centre circle.
Elmedi comes out of his position to win the ball back from Paqueta. Another important contribution by the Swiss defender.
Vargas is on a run down the right wing. He gets the ball and passes it into the box. There is no Swiss shirt in the box and Alisson collects it comfortably.
That was close! Elmedi clears a cross from Paqueta. Vinicius was waiting behind him for the ball. Crucial clearance.
Vinicius almost loses the ball near the centre line. He hustles and ends up getting fouled to win his team a free kick.
Xhaka plays the ball onto the left but Swiss fail to put the ball in for a chance at goal. Brazil clears the ball.
Casemiro fouls Embolo in the centre of the park. A dangerous position to concede.
Richarlison gets a through pass from Vinicius but he is unable to sort his feat out and the ball runs away for a goal kick.
Richarlison goes on the run from a Paqueta pass. He tries to square it to Vinicius but the pass is cleared.
Fred loses the ball on the right wing and the Swiss go on the charge for a counter. The move yields nothing though. A very slow start to the game.
Widmer tries a long ball from the defence but the ball is intercepted by Casemiro. Brazil gets the ball after a long spell of possession for the Swiss.
Rodrigues crosses from the left but that attempt is cleared. The ball stays with Switzerland.
Brazil try to build a move through the left yet again. But Switzerland is smart to close the spaces and not allow any potential chance to the Samba Boys.
Swiss have a corner from the left. Vargas puts the cross but the delivery is weak. Goal kick for Brazil.
Embolo is chasing a long ball and he is free of any marker. Alisson comes way out of his line to clear the danger. He then nearly gives away possession but Switzerland miss the chance.
Sow is fouled near the centre line and Switzerland get a free kick.
The free kick is driven low and it beats multiple Brazil shirts. Swiss win a throw in.
Vinicius with an early dart. He is fouled on the left wing in the final third.
The Suisse start play from the centre circle. Both teams look to advance to the knockout stage with a win.
21:28 - Ivan Barton is the man in charge of the game. Drew Fischer will assist him with the VAR.
21:23 - The players are on the pitch:
The national anthems of both teams before the start of play.
21:18 - Switzerland’s recent form
Won 1-0 vs Cameroon
Lost 0-2 vs Ghana
Won 2-1 vs Czech Republic
Won 2-1 vs Spain
Won 1-0 vs Portugal
21:11 - Brazil’s recent form
Won 2-0 vs Serbia
Won 5-1 vs Tunisia
Won 3-0 vs Ghana
Won 1-0 vs Japan
Won 5-1 vs South Korea
21:02 - Brazil close to reaching knockouts:
Tite’s side will advance to the Round of 16 if it beats Switzerland.
20:55 - Here is the Group G points table before the Brazil vs Switzerland match:
20:45 - The party never stops for the Brazil team
20:41 - While we build up for the Brazil game, the South Korea vs Ghana game saw a controversial ending:
20:34 - Brazil vs Switzerland in FIFA World Cup 2018
The teams faced each other in the Russia World Cup. Phillipe Coutinho got Brazil the lead before Steven Zuber scored to ensure a draw.
20:29 - Brazil looking for a first win against Switzerland tonight
The Samba Boys have faced 45 nations in the World Cup. They have only failed to beat four teams - Portugal, Norway, Hungary, SWITZERLAND
20:20 - The Switzerland team for the match:
Switzerland: Yann Sommer, Ricardo Rodriguez, Silvan Widmer, Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji - Remo Freuler, Granit Xhaka - Djibril Sow, Ruben Vargas, Fabian Rieder - Breel Embolo.
20:17 - The Brazil starting XI for the game - Fred comes in for Neymar!
Brazil: Alisson; Eder Militao, Thiago Silva (c), Marquinhos, Alex Sandro - Casemiro, Fred - Lucas Paquet, Vinicius Jr., Raphinha - Richarlison.
There’s no Neymar facing Switzerland at the World Cup on Monday.
Just Richarlison. And Vinicius Junior. And Raphinha. And Rodrygo. And all the rest of the star-laden options in a deep and talented Brazilian squad lacking its most famous player.
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“Each and every one is super skilled, even the center backs and goalkeeper,” Switzerland coach Murat Yakin said Sunday, describing the Brazil players.
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“They are here to get the title. That’s almost a must for them.” Neymar’s ankle injury, suffered in a 2-0 win over hard-tackling Serbia on Thursday, is likely to keep the Brazil No. 10 out of action for the rest of the Group G games.
The spotlight was already shining brightly on No. 9 Richarlison after a stellar, scissor-kick shot for his second goal against the Serbs.
Yakin certainly appreciated what was perhaps the standout individual moment of the first week in Qatar.
“Absolutely, that’s why we love football, why we watch it, to see such goals,” he said in comments translated from German.
Brazil coach Tite spoke of the different routes to goal his team has without Neymar.
“Maybe we’ll see a feint or dribble from Vini, maybe we’ll see creativity when finishing a play from Richarlison or a header from Pedro,” he said.
“This will come up because they have that creativity,” Tite said. “It’s impressive how calm they can be to do things even under all this pressure.” Still, Switzerland knew how to stop the Brazil attack when Neymar was playing at the 2018 World Cup, which the teams opened by playing to a 1-1 draw.
“They are very difficult to win against,” said Marquinhos, now a starter in central defense who watched the 2018 draw from the bench in Russia.
Some of Europe’s best teams have also found the Swiss a tough out in the past 18 months.
Switzerland beat Portugal and Spain in the Nations League this year. Last year, the Swiss eliminated world champion France in the European Championship and advanced to Qatar by finishing above Euro 2020 winner Italy in their World Cup qualifying group.
“We’ve been challenged by great teams and we’ve been able to score,” said forward Xherdan Shaqiri, who is playing in his fourth World Cup, a Swiss record. “If we score a goal I think we can completely change the game.” Shaqiri laid on the pass for Breel Embolo to score the only goal in a 1-0 win against Cameroon that opened the group on Thursday. The Swiss did just enough to take the three points against its expected weakest opponent.
Top-ranked Brazil must make a second enforced change with Éder Militão or Dani Alves available to replace Danilo, who like Neymar was injured against Serbia.
Tite said he had decided on his lineup but would not share it ahead of Monday evening. Serbia faces Cameroon earlier in the day.
Switzerland will be without Noah Okafor, the Salzburg forward who has been a favored speedy option from the bench late in games.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
Where will the Brazil vs Switzerland World Cup opening match kick-off?
The Brazil vs Switzerland match will kick-off at the Stadium 974.
When will the Brazil vs Switzerland World Cup opening match kick-off?
The Brazil vs Switzerland match will kick-off at 9:30 PM IST on November 28, 2022.
Where can you watch the Brazil vs Switzerland match in India?
The Brazil vs Switzerland World Cup opening match will be telecasted live on Sports18 and Sports18 HD. On Android and well as iOS, the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be live streamed on JioCinema.
Where can you watch the Brazil vs Switzerland match outside India?
The following list shows where you can watch the Brazil vs Switzerland match outside India:
United States – TV: FOX, Telemundo; Live Stream: fuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
Canada – TV: CTV, TSN; Live Stream: fuboTV, TSN app
United Kingdom – TV: BBC One; Live Stream: BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Website
Australia – TV: SBS; Live Stream: SBS On Demand
New Zealand – TV: Sky Sports; Live Stream: Sky Sport
Malaysia – TV: RTM, Astro; Live Stream: Astro Go
Singapore – TV: Mediacorp Channel 5; Live Stream: StarHub TV+, IPTV, Singtel TV
Hong Kong – TV: BeIN Sports, ITV; Live Stream: Now TV, ViuTV
Nigeria – SuperSport and Showmax Pro.